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The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notes : A Study of the Origins of Anglo-American Commercial Law - James Steven Rogers

The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notes

A Study of the Origins of Anglo-American Commercial Law

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1995
ISBN: 9780521442121
Number Of Pages: 296

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This study traces the history of the law of bills and notes in England from medieval times to the period in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when bills played a central role in the domestic and international financial system. It challenges the traditional theory that English commercial law developed by incorporation of the concept of negotiability and other rules from an ancient body of customary law known as the law merchant. Rogers shows that the law of bills was developed within the common law system itself, in response to changing economic and business practices. This account draws on economic and business history to explain how bills were actually used and to examine the relationship between the law of bills and economic and social controversies.

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The central courts, commercial law, and the law merchant
Early exchange transactions: commercial practice
Early exchange transactions: private law
Early exchange transactions: public law and policy
From exchange transactions to bills of exchange: the transformation of commercial practice
The custom of merchants and the development of the law of bills
The civilians and the law of bills in the seventeenth century
Transferability and negotiability
The law of bills and notes in the eighteenth century
The problem of accommodation bills
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ISBN: 9780521442121
ISBN-10: 0521442125
Series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 31st March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.33 x 14.43  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45

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