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The Professions in Early Modern England, 1450–1800. By Rosemary O'Day. Harlow: Longman, 2000. Pp. xi, 334. 19.99, paper. -

  • Wilfrid Prest (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 March 2003

To review a work which cites one's name in both acknowledgments and text is probably imprudent and quite possibly unethical. On the other hand, a rigorous self-denying ordinance would have drastic implications for the viability of academic book reviewing. Further justification for proceeding in the present instance is that Professor O'Day's references to my own work are not wholly one-sided, either praise or criticism. The following assessment of her latest book will seek to adopt an equally balanced—if not “professional”—approach.

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