Power and Professions in Britain, 1700-1850 by Penelope J Corfield, Penelope J. Corfield

By Penelope J Corfield, Penelope J. Corfield

The fashionable professions have a protracted background that predates the advance of formal associations and examinations within the 19th century. lengthy earlier than the Victorian period the emergent professions wielded energy via their professional wisdom and arrange casual mechanisms of keep watch over and self-regulation. Penelope Corfield devotes a bankruptcy each one to attorneys, clerics and medical professionals and makes connection with many different pros - academics, apothecaries, governesses, military officials and others. She indicates how because the professions received in energy and impact, so that they have been challenged more and more by way of satire and mock. Corfield's research of the increase of the professions in this interval centres on a dialogue of the philosophical questions coming up from the advanced dating among strength and data.

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Cipolla, ‘The professions: the long view’, Journal of European Economic History, 2 (1973), pp. M. Hartwell, ‘The service revolution: the growth of services in the modern economy, 1700–1914’, in Economic History of Europe, vol. 3: The Industrial Revolution, 1700–1914, ed. M. Cipolla (Fontana, London, 1976), pp. 358–61. , pp. 368–71. g. Britain in 1901 had only 9 per cent of its workforce in agriculture, with 46 per cent in manufacturing and 45 per cent in services; but these estimates are ‘subject to wide margins of error’: P.

E. prostitutes], and no emblem could be better appropriated to their profession. ’ This occupation was not, however, the sort that the author of Bezaleel and Aholiab [n. 4] had in mind. 6. J. Rogers, Ohel or Beth-Shemesh: a tabernacle for the sun (London, 1653), p. 415. 7. For an example that did not refer to occupation, see G. Osborn, Preparedness for Christ’s Appearance Recommended . : In a sermon, [on the] . . death of Mr . . Parkes . . with some account of his dying professions . . (Birmingham, 1786).

However, that was not the only way in which performances were monitored. Institutions that made professional appointments – such as the churches – expected certain standards from their appointees, even if supervision was not always efficient. And, above all, in many countries of continental Europe, it was the government that took the initiative. 22 It meant that minimum standards could then be expected across the whole community. Moreover, the state itself gave backing to professional claims to authority.

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