1 online resource (xlvi, 736 p.) : ill.
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Hart monographs in transnational and international law ; v. 6.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -711) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Money, payment in money, and the order to pay money Money and monetary legal theory in antiquity and the Middle Ages Funds transfer in antiquity : instruments, institutions and mechanisms Deriving history from law : are cheques traceable to the Talmud? The payment order under Roman law The medieval Hawale : the legal nature of the Suftaj and other Islamic payment instruments Funds transfer under Talmudic law : orthodoxy and adaptation Payment orders in medieval continental Europe : book transfers and bills of exchange Payment orders under English common law : the bailment of money and the "reception" of the bill of exchange Evolution and transformation : the birth of the modern payment system in post-medieval England Turning the wheels of post-medieval change : paper circulation and negotiatbility under English law Staying on course : the footprint of ancient and medieval doctrine and practice on modern payment laws Epilogue : From barter to electronic funds transfers and the role of law.