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This conference explores the nature, significance, and dynamics of market practices, institutions, and cultures in comparative perspective. Leading historians with expertise spanning a broad range of contexts will explore the changing discourse, norms, and practices of exchange across the period.

Markets, Law, & Ethics (1300-1832) The Huntington

    • Society & Culture

This conference explores the nature, significance, and dynamics of market practices, institutions, and cultures in comparative perspective. Leading historians with expertise spanning a broad range of contexts will explore the changing discourse, norms, and practices of exchange across the period.

    Welcome by Steve Hindle, Opening Remarks by Simon Middleton and James E. Shaw

    Welcome by Steve Hindle, Opening Remarks by Simon Middleton and James E. Shaw

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the "Markets, Law, & Ethics (1300-1832)" conference, held at the Huntington Library on November 14-15, 2014. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington. Opening remarks are made by Simon Middleton and James E. Shaw. Both Middleton and Shaw are History professors at The University of Sheffield.

    • 13 min
    What Makes a Commodity? An Eighteenth-century American Farmer Decides

    What Makes a Commodity? An Eighteenth-century American Farmer Decides

    Daniel Vickers discusses, "What Makes a Commodity? An Eighteenth-century American Farmer Decides". Vickers is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Microeconomics of Credit”.

    • 35 min
    Whose ‘common good’? Parisian Market Regulation and the Corporatist Ethic, Whose ‘common good’? Parisian MarketRegulation and the Corporatist Ethic,ca. 1300-1800

    Whose ‘common good’? Parisian Market Regulation and the Corporatist Ethic, Whose ‘common good’? Parisian MarketRegulation and the Corporatist Ethic,ca. 1300-1800

    Martha Howell discusses, "Whose ‘common good’? Parisian Market Regulation and the Corporatist Ethic, ca. 1300-1800". Howell is Professor of History at Columbia University. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Market Regulation”.

    • 14 min
    Jamaica, Jewish Merchants, and Spanish American Markets, 1655-1730s

    Jamaica, Jewish Merchants, and Spanish American Markets, 1655-1730s

    Nuala Zahedieh discusses, "Jamaica, Jewish Merchants, and Spanish American Markets, 1655-1730s". Zahedieh is Reader of Economic and Social History at the University of Edinburgh. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Market Regulation”.

    • 42 min
    Guilds or No Guilds. Is this the question? Market Ethics, Associational Life, and Economic Regulation in the Medieval City, Europe, and the Islamic World Compared

    Guilds or No Guilds. Is this the question? Market Ethics, Associational Life, and Economic Regulation in the Medieval City, Europe, and the Islamic World Compared

    Dr. Peter Stabel discusses,"Guilds or No Guilds. Is this the question? Market Ethics, Associational Life, and Economic Regulation in the Medieval City, Europe, and the Islamic World Compared". Dr. Stabel is Professor of History at the University of Antwerp. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Comparing Ethics and Institutions”.

    • 35 min
    The Ethics of Arbitrage and Forestalling Across the Late Medieval World

    The Ethics of Arbitrage and Forestalling Across the Late Medieval World

    James Davis discusses,"The Ethics of Arbitrage and Forestalling Across the Late Medieval World". Davis is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Queen's University, Belfast. This talk was included in the conference session topic titled, “Comparing Ethics and Institutions”.

    • 45 min

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