Catalonia's Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in by Stephen Jacobson

By Stephen Jacobson

supplying a window into the heritage of the trendy criminal career in Western Europe, Stephen Jacobson provides a historical past of attorneys within the so much industrialized urban at the Mediterranean. faraway from being mere curators of static legislation, Barcelona's legal professionals have been on the middle of social clash and political and financial switch, mediating among nation, kin, and society.

Beginning with the resurrection of a decadent bar in the course of the Enlightenment, Jacobson lines the historic evolution of attorneys during the lengthy 19th century. one of the matters he explores are the attributes of the fashionable felony career, how legal professionals engaged with the Enlightenment, how they molded occasions within the Age of Revolution and helped consolidate a liberal constitutional order, why a liberal occupation turned conservative and corporatist, and the way legal professionals promoted fin-de-siecle nationalism.

From the vantage aspect of a urban with a uncommon criminal culture, Catalonia's Advocates offers clean perception into ecu social and felony heritage; the origins of liberal professionalism; schooling, education, and the perform of legislations within the 19th century; the growth of continental bureaucracies; and the corporatist facets of recent nationalism.

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