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The Resource Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies, by Barry Hawk

Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies, by Barry Hawk

Label
Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies
Title
Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies
Statement of responsibility
by Barry Hawk
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Well before states, literacy, or legal systems, there were commerce and trade, which are found in all societies irrespective of politics, social norms or ideologies. Athenian landowners, Roman senators and Qing mandarins screened their participation in commerce and trade. Legal and informal institutions were developed to secure persons and property, resolve commercial disputes, raise capital and share risk, promote fair dealing, regulate agents and gather market information. Law and Commerce in Pre-Industrial Societies examines commerce, its participants and these institutions through the lens of nine pre-industrial societies: Hunter/gatherers, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Athens, Rome, the early Islamic world, medieval Europe, medieval Southern India and Qing China. The book provides historical perspective to contemporary debates about the relationship between commerce and law, public ordering versus privately created systems of law, the rule of law and the relative merits of courts versus merchant networks to resolve disputes. -- From publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawk, Barry E
Dewey number
346.0709
Index
index present
LC call number
K1006
LC item number
.H39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commercial law
  • Commerce
  • Law and economic development
Label
Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies, by Barry Hawk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Commerce, law and evidence
  • Commerce, merchants and homo economicus
  • Security of persons and property
  • Dispute resolution
  • Business organizations : families, partnerships and companies
  • Consumer protection, competition, fair prices and agency/information institutions
Control code
ocn917131662
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Isbn
9789004306233
Lccn
2015031120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Law and commerce in pre-industrial societies, by Barry Hawk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Commerce, law and evidence
  • Commerce, merchants and homo economicus
  • Security of persons and property
  • Dispute resolution
  • Business organizations : families, partnerships and companies
  • Consumer protection, competition, fair prices and agency/information institutions
Control code
ocn917131662
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Isbn
9789004306233
Lccn
2015031120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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