Sunday, December 11, 2022

Roman Law and Maritime Commerce

Roman Law and Maritime Commerce 

Examines the conduct of Roman long-distance trade in its social and legal context

  • Employs a robust and innovative methodology drawing on maritime archaeological remains and textual, epigraphic and papyrological sources
  • Explores the relationship between Roman long-distance trade and the development of legal institutions
  • Includes contributions from Peter B. Campbell, Gabriele Cifani, Roberto Fiori, Éva Jakab, Annalisa Marzano, Gianfranco Purpura and Anna Tarwacka

Bringing together specialists in ancient history, archaeology and Roman law, this book provides new perspectives on long-distance trade in the Roman world. Recent archaeological work has shown that maritime trade across the Mediterranean intensified greatly at the same time as the Roman state was extending its power overseas. This book explores aspects of this development and its relationship with changes in the legal and institutional apparatus that supported maritime commerce. It analyses the socio-legal framework within which maritime trade was conducted, and in doing so presents a new understanding of the role played by legal and social institutions in the economy of the Roman world.

1. Introduction: Roman Law and Maritime Commerce
Peter Candy and Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz

2. Aspects of the Origins of Roman Maritime Trade
Gabriele Cifani

3. Contingent Seas: Seafaring, Contracts and Law
Peter B. Campbell

4. Pirates’ Captives in the Light of Roman Law
Anna Tarwacka

5. The Personal Infrastructure of Maritime Trade
Annalisa Marzano

6. On Dressel 20 and Beyond. Management, Punishment and Protection in the context of Roman Imperial Oil Distribution
Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz

7. Roman Documentation Concerning Shipping in Bulk
Gianfranco Purpura

8. Loans and Securities: Tracing Maritime Trade in the Archive of the Sulpicii
Éva Jakab

9. Credit for Carriage: TPSulp. 78 and P. Oxy. XLV 3250
Peter Candy

10. The Allocation of Risk in Carriage-by-Sea Contracts
Roberto Fiori



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