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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (X)-Economic Thought and Ideology

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  26/11/17) In Byzantium, as in the Roman Empire, the laws governing exchange were predicated upon the idea of free contractual negotiation. In law, exchanges are made, and the sale price is established, through negotiation between competent parties, … Continue reading

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EAST ROMANS or ROOMANIANS CULTURAL NOMOI AND ORDER (4)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 17/08/17) V. Orthodox Christian Elements of Middle Byzantine Jurisprudence Along with Roman Law, the precepts and teachings of Orthodox Christianity constituted the second major component of Middle Byzantine jurisprudence. Although Roman law had been Christianized since the … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (IX)-Economic Thought and Ideology

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  4/09/16) St. Neilos wished to test the commitment of the monks of St. Adrian, a monastery he had founded near Rossano in Calabria, and to teach them “to prefer submission to life itself.” He therefore conceived a … Continue reading

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EAST ROMANS or ROOMANIANS CULTURAL NOMOI AND ORDER (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 27/02/16) IV. Sources Why then is the concept of legal culture particularly suited to the study of law in the Middle Byzantine period? This approach was chosen, in part, because it can be employed with the types … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/03/15) Economic Thought and Ideology The economic thought and the economic ideology of the Byzantines have not yet been the object of detailed study, even though some scholars have written on specific aspects of the ideology that … Continue reading

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EAST ROMANS or ROOMANIANS CULTURAL NOMOI AND ORDER (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 25/04/15) II. Methodology: The Term  Legal Culture   and Its Applicability to Middle Byzantine Law Legal culture is a somewhat amorphous concept which is used primarily in the fields of Legal anthropology and the sociology of the law. … Continue reading

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The Economic History of Byzantium: From the Seventh through the Fifteenth Century (VIII)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  10/03/15) Laodicaea in  Syria, Tyre, Dor, and Gaza, and especially Caesarea, restored, according to Prokopios,by Anastasios I (491–518), were still active export centers. Alexandria—the annonary  port for Constantinople and the outlet for the eastern spice trade—seems to … Continue reading

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