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Mediterranean Reconfigurations

Intercultural Trade, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Pluralism

The book series Mediterranean Reconfigurations is devoted to the analyses of historical change in the Mediterranean over a long period (15th - 19th centuries), challenging totalizing narratives that “Westernize” Mediterranean history as having led naturally to European domination in the 19th and 20th centuries. In reality, the encounters of Muslim, Jewish, Armenian and Protestant merchants and sailors with legal customs and judicial practices different from their own gave rise to legal and cultural creativity throughout the Mediterranean. Through the prism of commercial litigation, the series thus offers a more accurate and deeper understanding of the practices of intercultural trade, in a context profoundly shaped by legal pluralism and multiple and overlapping spaces of jurisdiction. Comparative case studies offer empirically-based indicators for both regional and more general processes, here called "Mediterranean reconfigurations", e.g. the changing interplay and positioning of individual and institutional actors on different levels in a variety of commercial and legal contexts.
For a long time now, there has been a real lack of quantitative information on the economy of China. Recently, some volumes have appeared dealing with, for example, price series as well as with some other isolated topics, but as yet a systematic overview of long-run quantitative data is still lacking. This becomes especially problematical since economic and social history is increasing relying on quantitative methods.
Therefore, in a combined effort of several Western and Chinese scholars and research institutions, this book series collects data for the compilation of a Chinese historical statistics from 960 onwards. The main objective is to fill in the gap in the quantification of the economy of China and to analyze its long-term evolution in this period. This will be done by individual scholars focusing on individual sectors of the Chinese economy.

General Editors: Bas van Leeuwen; Yi Xu, and Peter Foldvari.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editors or the publisher at BRILL, Wendel Scholma.

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This is a subseries of Global Economic History Series.

Edited by Hans Günter Hockerts, Günther Schulz and Margit Szöllösi-Janze

The Library of Economic History is a peer-reviewed book series that publishes monographs and edited volumes on international aspects of economic history and case studies of an exemplary nature for the international scholarly debate.

General Editors: Peer Vries and Jeroen Touwen.

Brill Open offers you the choice to make your research freely accessible online in exchange for a Publication Charge. This can be by choice or to comply with funding mandates or university requirements. Brill offers various options of Open Access; for more information please go to the Brill Open webpage.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

Edited by C.A. Davids and Larry Stewart

Knowledge Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy is a peer-reviewed book series that provides a forum for scholarly publications on the history of the circulation of knowledge and its economic and cultural aspects. It aims to explore the exciting new field of research on intersections between economic history, cultural history, the history of technology and the history of science.
The series publishes studies on institutions and actors effecting the circulation of knowledge as well as on media (artefacts, printed texts, manuscripts, visual representations) that transmit knowledge across time and space; on the social context that generates, supports or restrains the infrastructure of knowledge creation and transmission; and on the role of the circulation of knowledge in economic, technological and cultural change.
The series includes monographs and collaborative volumes. Comparative and long-range studies are particularly encouraged.

Knowledge Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy was initially published as a subseries of History of Science and Medicine Library; 5 volumes appeared as part of that subseries.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to one of the series editors: Karel Davids, VU University, Amsterdam, or Larry Stewart, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.

Ars Mercatoria

Handbücher und Traktate für den Gebrauch des Kaufmanns, 1470-1820. Manuels et traités à l'usage des marchands, 1470-1820. Eine analytische Bibliographie in 6 Bänden