1st Edition

The Professions in Early Modern England, 1450-1800 Servants of the Commonweal

By Rosemary O'Day Copyright 2000

    This new history examines the development of the professions in England, centering on churchmen, lawyers, physicians, and teachers. Rosemary O'Day also offers a comparative perspective looking at the experience of Scotland and Ireland and Colonial Virginia.

    Part One Professions, Work and Vocation; Chapter One Introduction and Approaches to the History of the Learned Professions; Chapter Two Vocation and Work in the Early Modern Period; Part Two The Clergy of the Church of England; Chapter Three From Estate to Occupation: The English Clergy 1450–1642; Chapter Four The Clergy and the Laity: 1570–1700; Chapter Five The Clergy at Work and Play; Chapter ConclusiontoPartTwo Conclusion to Part Two; Part Three The Lawyers of the Common and Civil Laws; Chapter Six The Common Lawyers: Students, Barristers, Serjeants and Judges; Chapter Seven The Rise and Fall of the Civilians; Chapter Eight The Attorneys; Chapter ConclusiontoPartThree Conclusion to Part Three; Part Four Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries; Chapter Nine The Organisation of Professional Medicine in England; Chapter Ten Medical Practice and Health Care; Chapter Eleven Becoming a Medical Practitioner: Medicine Men and Women in English Society, 1660–1760; Chapter ConclusiontoPartFour Conclusion to Part Four; Part Five Conclusion; Chapter Twelve Conclusion: The Paradox of Professional Power;


    Rosemary O’day