Geniza Conference

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The 4th Berg International Conference 

In- Between:Trade and Legal Pluralism in the Era of the Geniza

 


 

Papers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Tel Aviv

The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Trubowicz Building, Sonia Kossoy Conference Room (Room 307)

 

09:30-11:30

 

The Sources of Merchant Law

Chair: Benjamin Arbel, Tel Aviv University

 

Mordechai A. Friedman, Tel Aviv University

On Formal and Informal Partnerships among Jewish India Traders

 

Miriam Frenkel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Breaking the Rules: Moments of Crisis in Commercial Relations as Illustrated in Geniza Letters

 

            Commentator: Amihai Radzyner, Bar Ilan University

 

12:00 – 14:00

 

            Legal Pluralism: Jews in Non-Jewish Courts

Chair:  Roy Kreitner, Tel Aviv University

 

Hassan S. Khalilieh, University of Haifa

Due Process, Choice of Law, and Enforcement of Judicial Decisions on Dhimmis and Foreigners in the Abode of Islam

 

Gideon Libson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Recourse of Jews to non-Jewish Courts and the Imposition of Bans in the Early Middle Ages, as reflected in the Responsa Literature and Genizah Documents

 

Commentator: Talia Fisher, Tel Aviv University

 

 

15:00-18:15

 

            Formal Law,  and Foreign and Informal Norms

Chair:  Tamar Kricheli-Katz, Tel Aviv University

 

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman, Vanderbilt University

Straying Just Far Enough: the Jewish Courts of Medieval Egypt

 

Mark R. Cohen, Princeton University

Some Aspects of Law and Commercial Practice in Maimonides’ Code (Mishneh Torah)

 

Elimelech Westreich, Tel Aviv University

Commercial Instruments in the Geniza Period

 

Commentator: David Schorr, Tel Aviv University

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Tel Aviv

The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Trubowicz Building, Sonia Kossoy Conference Room (Room 307)

 

09:30-11:30

 

Business Practices in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean

Chair: Zvi Eckstein, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

 

Abraham L. Udovitch, Princeton University

Fayyum, Fustat and Elsewhere:  How They Did Business in the 11th Century Islamic Mediterranean

 

Roxani Eleni Margariti, Emory University

The Go-Between: Cross-cultural Trade and the Position of the “representative of the merchants” (wakil al-tujjar) in Indian Ocean Ports Revisited

 

Commentator: Yuval Rotman, Tel Aviv University

 

 

12:00-14:30

 

Merchants, Agents and Institutions

Chair: Issaschar Rosen-Zvi, Tel Aviv University

 

Avner Greif, Stanford

Private order and Legal order: Analytical Frameworks and Historical Reflections

 

Sebouh David Aslanian, UCLA

Julfan Merchants and European East India Companies: Exploring the Limits of Collective Self-Representation in the Early Modern Period

 

Cihan Artunç, Yale

The Protégé System and Beratlı Merchants in the Ottoman

Empire: The Price of Legal Institutions         

 

Commentator: Ron Harris, Tel Aviv University   

 

 

15:30-18:45

 

Comparative Perspective on Merchant Law

Chair: Amalia Kessler, Stanford

 

Albrecht Cordes, Frankfurt a.M.

Beyond the Lex Mercatoria Myth

 

Jessica Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania

Re-considering risk and the ‘Maghribī traders’:
Agency relations, contract enforcement, and the economy of the eleventh-century Islamic Mediterranean
 

Francesca Trivellato , Yale University
French Maritime Law before Colbert: Customs, Ius Gentium, and the State

 

Commentator: Joshua Getzler, Oxford University

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