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Introduction

Taco Terpstra

in Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the economic development of the ancient Mediterranean. From ca. 700 BCE onward, state formation began to have a positive influence on economic ... More


Introduction: The Insuring Instinct

James Harold

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

The introduction by Harold James traces the idea of modern insurance back to its formative and speculative years in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and investigates how it gradually helped to ... More


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