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Title Legal literacy in premodern European societies / Mia Korpiola, editor.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Series World histories of crime, culture and violence.
World histories of crime, culture and violence.
Subject Lawyers -- Europe -- History.
Practice of law -- Europe -- History.
Alt Name Korpiola, Mia,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Introduction; Mia Korpiola -- Part One: Legal Literates and Their Paths to Legal Literacy -- Legal Education in Late Medieval England: How did Provincial Scriveners Learn their Law?; Kitrina Bevan -- The Imperial Chamber Court as an Educational and Training Institution; Anette Baumann -- Legal Learning of Various Kinds: Swedish Court of Appeal Judges in the Seventeenth Century; Marianne Vasara-Aaltonen -- The Agency and Practical Learning of a Lay Advocate in Seventeenth-Century Helsinki: The Case of Gabriel Abrahamsson; Petteri Impola -- Ideal Types and Odd Men Out: Legal Literacy and Social Mobility in Nineteenth-Century Finland; Anna Kuismin -- Part Two: (Popular) Legal Literature as a Means to Legal Literacy -- Legal Literates in Eighteenth-Century Swedish Towns: Evidence of Book Ownership in Estate Inventories (Helsinki, Oulu, Porvoo and Kokkola); Mia Korpiola -- Popular Legal Manuals as Sources and Mechanisms of Acquiring Legal Literacy; Annamaria Monti -- Acquiring Legal Literacy by Reading: Popular Legal Literature in Nineteenth Century France; Laetitia Guerlain and Nader Hakim -- Index.
Summary This book analyses the legal literacy, knowledge and skills of people in premodern and modernizing Europe. It examines how laymen belonging both to the common people and the elite acquired legal knowledge and skills, how they used these in advocacy and legal writing and how legal literacy became an avenue for social mobility. Taking a comparative approach, contributors consider the historical contexts of England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. This book is divided into two main parts. The first part discusses various groups of legal literates (scriveners, court of appeal judges and advocates) and their different paths to legal literacy from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The second part analyses the rise of the ownership and production of legal literature - especially legal books meant for laymen - as means for acquiring a degree of legal literacy from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century.-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783319968636 (electronic bk.)
3319968637 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1056952119
Additional Format Print version: Legal literacy in premodern European societies. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] 3319968629 9783319968629 (OCoLC)1042084759.

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