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SDEP Conference: Law and Economic Performance in the Roman World - 13-14-15/12/2018, Brussels (Belgi

International workshop of the Committee for Legal History (KVAB) and the International Research Network of the Flanders Research Foundation ‘Structural Determinants of Economic Performance in the Roman World’.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13-14-15/12/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts (Brussels, Belgium)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Koenraad Verboven (UGent); Paul Erdkamp (VUBrussel)

INFO: web -


Fecha límite / deadline / scadenza: 01/12/2018


Thursday 13 Dec. 2018 Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts ( Ockeghem-room

13:30 Paul Erdkamp and Koenraad Verboven, Legal institutions and economic performance

14:00 Stefania Gialdroni, Levin Goldschmidt: how and when commercial law history became important for lawyers

14:30 Dennis Kehoe, Private property rights and public claims on land in the Roman Empire

15:00 Discussion

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Alberto Dalla Rossa, Choosing the best exploitation model for an imperial property: regional, economic and political considerations

16:30 Marco Maiuro, The legal status and implications of the patrimonium Caesaris

17:00 Hernán González Bordas, New data about the imperial administration and land tenure in Roman Imperial Estates in North Africa

17:30 Discussion

Friday 14 Dec. 2018 Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts ( Ockeghem-room

9:30 Peter Candy, Rome’s Economic and Legal Transformation: The Development of Roman Maritime Law in the Late Republic.

10:00 Philip Kay, The effectiveness of the early Roman law of contract for bankers. An economic historian’s view

10:30 Discussion

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Boudewijn Sirks, The partes in the societates publicanorum: transferable?

12:00 Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz, The Roman law of obligations and the scripta commercii. Confronting material and textual evidence

12:30 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Peter Sarris, <Legal contracts in banking and credit in late antiquity>

14:30 Merav Haklai (in absentia), The pretium in numerata pecunia controversy and Jewish debate over the acquisition of movables

15:00 Discussion

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Elisabeth Hermann-Otto, Legal regulations of manumission and the economic interests of patrons and heirs: correspondence and contrast

16:30 Lina Girdvainyte, Roman citizens in the legal economy of a Greek polis

17:00 Discussion

Saturday 15 Dec. 2018, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel Building E, Room E0.04

10:00 Taco Terpstra, “The Law is the Public Conscience.” Social aspects of the efficacy of Roman Law

10:30 Sven Günther, Creating Socio-economic and Legal Frames – Cicero’s Pro Quinctio

11:00 Discussion

11:30 Coffee

12:00 End of the workshop

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