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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 705: Crossing Urban Legal Boundaries in Northern Europe, III: Across the Sea

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Edda Frankot, Research Institute of Irish & Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Miriam Tveit, Fakultetet for Samfunnsvitenskap, Nord universitet
Moderator/Chair:Edda Frankot, Research Institute of Irish & Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen
Paper 705-aManaging Urban Conflicts over Distance: The Cases of Late Medieval Lübeck, Reval, and Stockholm
(Language: English)
Christian Manger, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Law
Paper 705-bCrossing Legal Borders between Towns: Merchants' Agents in Northern Europe
(Language: English)
Ulla Kypta, Historisches Seminar, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Law
Paper 705-cScandinavia's Oldest Fárrmanna logh: The Scope and Function of Maritime Law in Early and High Medieval Norway
(Language: English)
Ian Peter Grohse, Institutt for historie, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges Arktiske Universitetet
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Law, Maritime and Naval Studies

Conflicts between merchants and mariners regularly had to be resolved not only over considerable geographical distances, but also by crossing legal boundaries. Most towns either adminstered their own local rules, or they were subject to separate urban and maritime laws which covered a larger area. This session aims to illuminate who managed the conflicts between the burghers of different cities and which strategies the parties involved could resort to. How did borders and boundaries - legal, political, geographical - influence their choices and actions, and how were problems resolved when people from different jurisdictions were involved?