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Parution : 11/2020
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0044-4293-1
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Colonial Adventures

Commercial Law and Practice in the Making

Sous la direction de Serge Dauchy, Heikki Pihlajamäki,  Albrecht Cordes,  Dave De ruysscher

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Colonial Adventures: Commercial Law and Practice in the Making addresses the question how and to what extend the development of commercial law and practice, from Ancient Greece to the colonial empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, were indebted to colonial expansion and maritime trade. Illustrated by experiences in Ancient Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia, the book examines how colonial powers, whether consciously or not, reshaped the law in order to foster the prosperity of homeland manufacturers and entrepreneurs or how local authorities and settlers brought the transplanted law in line with the colonial objectives and the local constraints amid shifting economic, commercial and political realities.  Contributors are : Alain Clément (†), Alexander Claver, Oscar Cruz-Barney, Bas De Roo, Paul du Plessis, Bernard Durand, David Gilles, Petra Mahy, David Mirhady, M. C. Mirow, Luigi Nuzzo, Phillip Lipton, Umakanth Varottil, and Jakob Zollmann.



Introduction. Colonial Adventures: Commercial Law and Practice in the Making

Par : Serge Dauchy, Albrecht Cordes, Dave De ruysscher, and Heikki Pihlajamäki

The Rhetoric of Commercial Law in 4th-Century bce Athens
Par : David Mirhady

Trading along Hadrian’s Wall
Par : Paul du Plessis

Trade and Law in New Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Par : Oscar Cruz Barney

Scots Traders and Spanish Law in East Florida
Par : M.C. Mirow

How to ‘Mash Up’ Lex Mercatoria from Civil Law to Common Law: The Genesis of Lex Mercatoria in Lower-Canada History 1760–1866

Par : David Gilles

English Mercantilist Thought and the Matter of Colonies from the 17th to the First Half of the 18th Century
Par : Alain Clément

The Transplant and Adaption of Company Law in Colonial Victoria 1850–1900
Par : Phillip Lipton

Company Law Transplants and Change in Colonial Southeast Asia
Par : Petra Mahy

From Denial to Opportunity: Chinese Access to Colonial Law in the Netherlands Indies (1800–1942)
Par : Alexander Claver

Corporate Law in Colonial India: Rise and Demise of the Managing Agency System
Par : Umakanth Varottil

‘Neither the state nor the individual goes to the colony in order to make a bad business’: State and Private Enterprise in the Making of Commercial Law in the German Colonies, ca. 1884 to 1914
Par : Jakob Zollmann

Customs Law in the Congo: On the Fiscal Bargaining Process between the Colonial State and Private Enterprise in Africa (1886–1914)
Par : Bas De Roo

The Birth of a Colonial City: Tianjin 1860–1895
Par : Luigi Nuzzo

Experiences and Experimentations: Two Words between Two Worlds
Par : Bernard Durand

Legal History Library , Vol. 45 , 442 pages.  134,00 €

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