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Catalonia's Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900

Stephen Jacobson

Abstract

Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, this book presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere curators of static law, Barcelona's lawyers were at the center of social conflict and political and economic change, mediating between state, family, and society. Beginning with the resurrection of a decadent bar during the Enlightenment, this book traces the historical evolution of lawyers throughout the long nineteenth century. Among the issues it explores are: the attributes of the modern legal ... More

Keywords: Barcelona, long nineteenth century, legal profession, lawyers, Age of Revolution, nationalism, legal history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832974
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899175_jacobson

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Jacobson, author