Parution : 11/2021
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0044-7285-3
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Commerce, Citizenship, and Identity in Legal History

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

Présentation de l'éditeur

Legal historians have analysed the characteristics of merchant guilds and nationes (i.e., associations of foreign merchants), as well as the political clout of merchants, including foreign ones. However, how the legal status of citizens related to the merchant class and how its contents were influenced by trade remains largely unclear. Did governments have a policy of citizenship that was tailored to commercial interests? Were foreign merchants belonging to a separate legal category of resident? If so, what defined this category? To what extent could different types of legal status and membership of communities or guilds overlap? And how did all this affect merchants’ identities, their self-images of belonging? This collection of essays provides anwers to these questions. Contributors are: Sonja Breustedt, Pieter De Reu, Gijs Dreijer, Maurits den Hollander, Marco In’t Veld, Marta Lupi, Manon Moerman, Remko Mooi, Patrick Naaktgeboren, and Joost Possemiers. 



Editors: Dave De ruysscher, Albrecht Cordes, Serge Dauchy, Stefania Gialdroni, and Heikki Pihlajamäki

Chapter 1 The Bannum in Florentine Bankruptcy Law (Fourteenth-Fifteenth Centuries)
Author: Marta Lupi

Chapter 2 “Without regard to foreignness”
The Reciprocal Equal Treatment of Foreign Creditors in the Early Modern German Territories
Author: Remko Mooi

Chapter 3 Modifying Procedural Practices, Shaping Economic Identities
The Middle Class and Negotiated Debt Adjustment in Commercial Courts in Belgium (1883–1914)
Author: Pieter De Reu

Chapter 4 Citizenship in Early Modern Amsterdam
An Artisanal Identity?
Authors: Marco In‘t Veld and Maurits den Hollander

Chapter 5 The Pareres of the Governors of the Frankfurt Exchange
Legal Opinions of Frankfurt Merchants in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Sonja Breustedt

Chapter 6 Identity, Conflict and Commercial Law
Legal Strategies of Castilian Merchants in the Low Countries (Fifteenth–Sixteenth Centuries)
Author: Gijs Dreijer

Chapter 7 The Learning Market in Early Modern Antwerp (Seventeenth–Eighteenth Centuries)
Circulation of Knowledge within the Context of Private Partnership Contracts
Author: Patrick Naaktgeboren

Chapter 8 Family, Religion, and Business Cooperation
Jewish Private Partnerships in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam
Author: Manon Moerman

Chapter 9 “Tolerate their religion, but not their usury”
Conrad Summenhart on Tolerating Jewish Bankers in an Era of Mass Expulsions
Author: Joost Possemiers

Legal History Library , Vol. 54 , 232 pages.  105,00 €