Nussdorfer Author of Brokers of Public Trust

Olivia DrakeDecember 16, 20101min
Book by Laurie Nussdorfer

Laurie Nussdorfer, professor of history, professor of letters, is the author of Brokers of Public Trust: Notaries in Early Modern Rome, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

A fast—growing legal system and economy in medieval and early modern Rome saw a rapid increase in the need for written documents. Brokers of Public Trust examines the emergence of the modern notarial profession — free market scribes responsible for producing original legal documents and their copies.