Similar Problems, Similar Solutions: Byzantine Chrysobulls and Crusader Charters on Legal Issues Regarding the Italian Maritime Republics

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Abstract

As the Italian merchants travelled and expanded their business at the time of the Crusades, legal issues arose: What happened to their goods in case of a shipwreck? What happened to their estate when they died in another country? The author compares legal issues encountered in the Byzantine imperial acts to Venice, Pisa and Genoa in the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries with those included in the contemporary Crusader charters to the same three Italian cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Byzantium in Dialogue with the Mediterranean
Subtitle of host publicationHistory and Heritage
EditorsDaniëlle Slootjes, Mariette Verhoeven
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter7
Pages162-181
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-39358-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2019

Publication series

NameThe Medieval Mediterranean, Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500
PublisherBrill
Volume116
ISSN (Print)0928-5520

Keywords

  • Byzantium and the West
  • Byzantine Law
  • Crusades

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