ESSAY ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE LAW MERCHANT: BEING THE YORKE PRIZE ESSAY FOR 1903
Item #: 61802
Pages: 176 pp.
Published: Cambridge; At the University Press; 1904. Reprinted in 2006.
Subjects: COMMERCIAL LAW, INTERNATIONAL LAW
With an appendix of source materials. The winner of theprestigious Yorke Prize, this essay is still cited in theliterature of commercial and international law. "Mr.Mitchell has satisfactorily risen to the occasion, and hasgiven us an interesting study of the early history of thatsystem of universal practical law which the traders of theMiddle Ages recognized as binding upon them in theirinternational dealings. Customary in its origin andprinciples, summary in its jurisdiction and equitable in itsspirit, the Law Merchant has been a potent factor in thedevelopment of the modern commercial law of all thecountries of Europe, and Mr. Mitchell's account of itsbeginnings is full of suggestion.": Juridical Review 16(1904) 446. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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