IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1118: Formal, Informal, Communal, Not Observed at All?: Rules in the Hanseatic Area

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Angela Huang, Saxo Institute, Department of History, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Mia Münster-Swendsen, Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet
Paper 1118-aRules, Guidelines, or Proposals: The Perception of Hanseatic Regulations in Modern Historiography
(Language: English)
Ulla Kypta, Historisches Seminar, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Economics - General, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1118-bGrain Export Prohibition in Late Medieval Prussia: Regulations and Their Causes as a Mirror of Economic and Social Development?
(Language: English)
Christina Link, Kulturhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1118-cStandardization and Quality Assurance in the Hanseatic Area: Rules in Textile Production and Trade
(Language: English)
Angela Huang, Saxo Institute, Department of History, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade

Regulations made by the Hanseatic League or related to its actions and functions give diverse examples for the nature and effectiveness of rules made not by sovereigns but by an association of merchants; it reflects the interplay between formal and informal rules as well as the relationship between Hanseatic and communal regulations. This session will compare perceptions of Hanseatic rules in historiography with contextualized source examples. Through presenting rules in different contexts within the Hanseatic area, we will ask why certain rules were established, if they were put into practice, and to what extent they were observed.