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Negotiable Instruments

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

England's pre-eminent position as a commercial power owed much to the strength of her financial system. From the late 17th century, a financial revolution had paved the way for the development of a ... More


Negotiable Instruments

Charl Hugo

in Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260875
eISBN:
9780191682162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260875.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the history of negotiable instruments in South Africa, focusing on those capita which have a particularly significant or interesting history. These are: the protection of the ... More


Distant Echoes

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter analyzes the echoes of the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange beyond France up to 1800 and how they intersected with a variety of discourses about the morality of ... More


The Puzzling Persistence of the Law of Checks and Notes

James Steven Rogers

in The End of Negotiable Instruments: Bringing Payment Systems Law Out of the Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199856220
eISBN:
9780199919574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856220.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In the eighteenth century, any merchant would regularly have to take bills or notes as a form of payment. Then, in order to pass on the instruments, the merchant would have to indorse them. An ... More


“Calculated to our Meridian”? The Ius Commune, Lex Mercatoria and Scots Commercial Law in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

A D M Forte

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the role of the ius commune and that of the lex mercatoria in the development of commercial law in Scotland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although Smith did ... More


The Setting: Marine Insurance and Bills of Exchange

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the quotation claiming that Jews invented marine insurance and bills of exchange, which can be read from a compilation of maritime laws assembled with commentary by a provincial ... More


Cantillon's Début as a Banker in Paris, 1714–1717

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon took over the Parisian‐based banking business of his cousin, the Chevalier Richard Cantillon, during the period 1714–17. One of his early transactions involved discounting a bill of ... More


One Family, Two Bestsellers, and the Legend’s Canonization

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter studies Jacque Savary's Le parfait négociant, which was first printed in 1675 and was the manifesto of seventeenth-century French commercial society. A far more experienced and effective ... More


Payments, Credit, and Performance Guarantees

Martin Davies and David V. Snyder

in International Transactions in Goods: Global Sales in Comparative Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195388183
eISBN:
9780199382590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388183.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Security is central for both buyer and seller in an international sale of goods: Buyer does not want to part with its money without assurances that delivery will be made, and Seller does not want to ... More


Between Usury and the “Spirit of Commerce”

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on two moments: the reworking of the meaning of the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange by Montesquieu in the 1740s and the debates on emancipation that occurred ... More


Law, Commerce, and Gender in Trollope's Framley Parsonage

Douglas G. Baird

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the world of commerce and its links to domesticity and family. Framley Parsonage tells the story of a winning, decent, but somewhat too ambitious young clergyman whose only ... More


Introduction

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange. During the period of their use, bills of exchange garnered considerable attention among ... More


A Legacy that Runs Deep

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on three giants of modern social thought: Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Werner Sombart. In their efforts to define what constituted modern capitalism and how it came into being, each ... More


Bordeaux, the Specter of Crypto-Judaism, and the Changing Status of Commerce

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter looks at the circumstances in which Étienne Cleirac composed his writings. Whether Cleirac coined or merely repeated it, the legend of the Jewish invention of marine insurance and bills ... More


Early English Law of Checks

James Steven Rogers

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the origins of English private law of checks in the late eighteenth through to the early nineteenth centuries. It analyses the law regarding bills of exchange. Similar to ... More


Instruments, Institutions, Centres, and Networks: Developing the Structural Framework, c.1300–1700

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

in Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

Chapter 1 examines the modern origins of private banking, from the rise of Italian banking in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century to Amsterdam’s decline as a commercial centre during the ... More


The 18th century architecture of modern money

Christine Desan

in Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

During the 18th century, the English erected the basic structure of modern money. Beginning with the Great Recoinage, the government committed itself to guarantee coin of a certain metal content. The ... More


Network of Beneficence

Matthias B. Lehmann

in Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the philanthropic network created in the eighteenth century by the Istanbul Jewish elite to provide support for the Jews in Ottoman Palestine. After looking at some ... More


Coda

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This coda argues that from the 1650s to the 1910s, the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange absorbed and at the same time transformed conceptions of Jewish usury that had emerged in ... More


Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Poovey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem like routine activities of everyday life? This book addresses ... More


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