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Methodological Essay on Commercial Contracts

  • Phillip I. LiebermanEmail author
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Abstract

In this essay, some of the central issues concerning the legal phraseology of commercial contracts in the Geniza are discussed. These issues include not only questions about the text of these contracts themselves and the relationship of commercial contracts to Jewish and Islamic law but also what insights commercial contracts in the Geniza might offer social and economic historians into how both court practice and business were actually conducted in the medieval Islamic Mediterranean. Following this brief discussion are a transcription and a translation of an actual thirteenth-century business agreement.

Keywords

Trade Agency Partnership Commerce Medieval 

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© Springer Nature B.V. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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