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You are to be apprenticed to a Lawyer, Judge, or
Banker to prepare for an upcoming trial
- Name of your guild? Who is allowed into your guild? Special features
of your guild? Terms and vocabulary unique to your guild's work or beliefs?
Special clothing that your guild members must wear? What does each piece
signify? Who have been the innovators in your field of study? What has
each contributed of significant importance? Where did each master get his
ideas? Any special study that he did, place he visited, things he observed
and applied to what he is passing on to you? What artwork has your guild
been required to commission? What donations is your guild responsible for
Course of study? What books will you be using? By? Philosophy of law (or
banking/ money changing)? Particular problems your guild must be ready
For those of you studying law: how is guilt or innocence determined in
general? for particular crimes? How is court run? How are cases tried?
What are the roles of the defense and prosecuting attorney? Are you called
an attorney? If not, what? Is there a jury system? Explain. Particular
laws that you found lenient, harsh? Jail conditions, jail terms and sentences
for the accused? Famous case or cases? Cautions to the public?
For you bankers, in particular: how is money minted? weighed? designed
and by what guild? What does it look like? How much are different coins
worth by 20th century standards? What can money buy during the Renaissance
compared to the time period to which you will be returning? How is banking
conducted compared to 20th century practices? What are the various philosophies
about money and money lending, collateral, charging interest on a loan?
Why? Who can and cannot apply for a loan? Why?
For all of you: skills and techniques you must learn or know about? Steps
in a process that you must know or memorize? Special materials needed for
your line of work? Math: needed? for what? What mathematical 'news' is
there that will help you? What guilds work with yours? Why? Technology
(tools) available? What innovative technology will be needed or have others
discovered to meet special requirements that your field of work needs?
Which guilds will likely help with that? (14th to 17th century versions
of 20th century technology? Is the older better? In what ways?) Solutions
that have been tried?
What have you learned that 20th century lawyers, judges, and bankers use
today as a result of ideas, techniques, and problems they faced during
the Renaissance ( or what the Renaissance borrowed from earlier centuries)?
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