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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 257–265.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Jeremy J. Kingsley Abstract Lex mercatoria (the law of merchants) has a mythical legal status, which, whether true or not, influences legal thinking to this day. It harks back to a time of Venetian traders and a complex amalgam of European principalities that, it was believed, required merchants...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 277–290.
Published: 01 August 2020
... relevance of lex mercatoria are contested: It has been invoked to describe a legal notion in medieval European history by which—it is claimed—merchants established “their own private ‘law’ to facilitate commerce that applied beyond borders and influenced the public sphere through the formation of state...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 223–224.
Published: 01 August 2020
... before the “global turn” in contemporary historiography. Contributors to this special section challenge the terracentric narratives surrounding the rise of the nation-state, international law, and modernity by unpacking and dissecting the “mythical legal status” of lex mercatoria. Hassan Khalilieh...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (2): 266–276.
Published: 01 August 2020
... pirates, and fair treatment. Evidently, biblical and classical Hellenistic and Roman civilizations laid down enduring principles of commercial maritime laws. If that is indeed the case, how then did Muslim merchants and jurists contribute to the evolution of the lex mercatoria maritima ? Did...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2015
... pace between about 1925 and burgeoning of speculative markets — the question 1947. As such, it is worth briefly charting key turns of whether to follow the customary lex mercatoria in UK case law that inform the Indian context. or to regulate via direct legislation — had been a In Britain...