Friday, August 3, 2018

Pihlajamäki and friends on the history of commercial law

Heikki Pihlajamäki (University of Helsinki), Albrecht Cordes (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main),Serge Dauchy (CNRS Lille-France, University of Saint-Louis in Brussels), and Dave De ruysscher (Tilburg University, Vrije Universiteit Brussels) have co-edited Understanding the Sources of Early Modern and Modern Commercial Law published by Brill. From the press:
Understanding the Sources of Early Modern and Modern Commercial LawThe contributions of Understanding the Sources of Early Modern and Modern Commercial Law: Courts, Statutes, Contracts, and Legal Scholarship show the wealth of sources which historians of commercial law use to approach their subject. Depending on the subject, historical research on mercantile law must be ready to open up to different approaches and sources in a truly imaginative and interdisciplinary way. This, more than many other branches of law, has always been largely non-state law. Normative, "official," sources are important in commercial law as well, but other sources are often needed to complement them. The articles of the volume present an excellent assemblage of those sources. 
 Contents after the break:

1 Introduction
  Heikki Pihlajamäki, Albrecht Cordes, Serge Dauchy and Dave De ruysscher

2 Mercantile Conflict Resolution in Practice: Connecting Legal and Diplomatic Sources from Danzig c. 1460–1580
  Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

3 Justitia in Commerciis: Public Governance and Commercial Litigation before the Great Council of Mechlin in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century
  Alain Wijffels

4 Honore et utile: The Approaches and Practice of Sixteenth-century Genoese Merchant Custom
  Ricardo Galliano Court

5 The Abandonment to the Insurers in Sixteenth-century Insurance Practice: Comparative Remarks and (A Few) Methodological Notes
  Guido Rossi

6 Historiographical Opportunities of Notarized Partnership Agreements Recorded in the Early Modern Low Countries
  Bram Van Hofstraeten

7 How Normative were Merchant Guidebooks? Of Customs, Practices, and … Good Advice (Antwerp, Sixteenth Century)
  Dave De ruysscher

8 Sources of Commercial Law in the Dutch Republic and Kingdom
  Boudewijn Sirks

9 The Files and Exhibits of the Imperial Chamber Court and Aulic Council as Sources of Commercial Law
  Anja Amend-Traut

10 Legal, Moral-Theological, and Genuinely Economic Opinions on Questions of Trade and Economy in Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-century Germany
  Eberhard Isenmann

11 The Birth of Commercial Law in Early Modern Sweden: Sources and Historiography
  Heikki Pihlajamäki

12 Svea Court of Appeal Records as a Source of Commercial Law: The Founding Year of 1614
  Mia Korpiola

13 Tracing the Speculation Bubble of 1799 in Newspapers, Court Records, and Other Sources
  Margrit Schulte Beerbühl

14 The Rise of Usages in French Commercial Law and Jurisprudence (Seventeenth-Nineteenth Centuries): Some Examples
  Edouard Richard

15 On the Origins of the French Commercial Code: Vicissitudes of the Gorneau Draft
  Olivier Descamps

16 Court Records as Sources for the History of Commercial Law: The Oberappellationsgericht Lübeck as a Commercial Court (1820–1879)
  Peter Oestmann

Further information is available here.