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Re: Marlowe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2086  Tuesday, 14 November 2000.

From:           Edward Gieskes <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Nov 2000 11:43:39 -0500
Subject: 11.2077 Marlowe
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2077 Marlowe

Hi there--

I don't have any advice about Cambridge sources, but there's an
extensive literature about Elizabethan common law.  The best place to
start is with Wilfred Prest's book on the Inns of Court under
Elizabeth.  His _Rise of the Barristers_ is also a hugely useful book.
Also, J. H. Baker's work (_Introduction to English Legal History_) and,
if you're interested in civil lawyers (the kind of law taught at
Cambridge) there's Brian Levack's book on civil lawyers.  On the
so-called lower branch of the legal profession: Christopher Brooks'
_Pettifoggers and Vipers of the Commonwealth_.

Good luck!

Ed Gieskes
University of South Carolina
 

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