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'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Edda Frankot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

It has often been assumed that there was a common maritime law in northern Europe in the Middle Ages, shared between skippers and merchants who conducted their business along the North Sea and Baltic ... More


The Five Towns Introduced

Edda Frankot

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In this chapter the five towns of Aberdeen in Scotland, Kampen in the Netherlands, Lübeck in Germany, Reval (Tallinn) in Estonia and Danzig (Gdańsk) in Poland are introduced, by discussing their ... More


Written Law: Urban Collections of Sea Law

Edda Frankot

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In this chapter the manuscript collections of the towns of Aberdeen, Kampen, Lübeck, Danzig and Reval are analysed in order to determine which sea laws were at the courts' disposal and from what ... More


Legal Practice: the Administration of Maritime Justice

Edda Frankot

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses a number of issues concerning the administration of maritime justice. Firstly, it investigates who administered justice in the towns of Aberdeen, Kampen, Lübeck, Danzig and ... More


Legal Practice: Maritime Proceedings at the Urban Courts

Edda Frankot

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646241
eISBN:
9780748676712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646241.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The aim of this final chapter is two-fold. Firstly, the decisions of the urban courts of Aberdeen, Kampen, Lübeck, Danzig and Reval in maritime matters are compared to the written regulations to gain ... More


Towns, Townsmen, and Urban Reform

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys towns and cities across the empire in the eighteenth century. Small towns continued to be the norm, but major centers grew with the expansion of export trade. A new social ... More


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