Comparing the ancient juridical and social phenomena with the modern ones entails evident problems, because any culture, both ancient and modern, adapts with great difficulty to the interpretative schemes of another civilization. It is possible, for example, to apply concepts such as "market" to the ancient Mediterranean? The conflict between modernist and primitivist theories concerns the question of whether the ancient world was characterized by a fully-fledged market economy. The research argues that, even if there was not a market in the modern sense, using concepts born in the framework of modern economic and legal experience (e.g. "commercial law") may correspond to social mechanisms that are actually similar.

Mercato e mercanti nel Mediterraneo. Note di storia comparata

Giliberti Giuseppe
2018-01-01

Abstract

Comparing the ancient juridical and social phenomena with the modern ones entails evident problems, because any culture, both ancient and modern, adapts with great difficulty to the interpretative schemes of another civilization. It is possible, for example, to apply concepts such as "market" to the ancient Mediterranean? The conflict between modernist and primitivist theories concerns the question of whether the ancient world was characterized by a fully-fledged market economy. The research argues that, even if there was not a market in the modern sense, using concepts born in the framework of modern economic and legal experience (e.g. "commercial law") may correspond to social mechanisms that are actually similar.
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