Rembrandt’s Insolvency: the Artist as Legal Actor Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This article argues that Rembrandts legal dealings with regard to his ‘bankruptcy’ in 1656 usually did not go beyond the norms of his days and that the artist was well aware of the legal rules. This follows, for example, from the assignment of his house to his son Titus a month before he filed for the cessie van goede. This assignment must be considered as a promise rather than a conveyance which implies that it was probably not intended as a ...
Maarten Prak, Stadsburgers. Stedelijk burgerschap voor de Franse Revolutie Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Noordzeehandel en middeleeuws Vlaanderen (ca. 1000-ca. 1300). De families de Russe, van Gent en de Straten in Sint-Omaars, Brugge en Temse Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Antwerp Commercial Law in the Sixteenth Century: a Product of the Renaissance? The Legal Facilitating, Appropriating and Transforming of Mercantile Practices Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Why We Need a History of Collateral Rights: the Example of Antwerp (15th-16th Century) Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Conceptualizing Lex Mercatoria: Malynes, Schmitthoff and Goldman Compared Vrije Universiteit Brussel
This article compares the doctrines on transnational commercial customs in Malynes’ Lex Mercatoria (1622) and in the writings of Clive M. Schmitthoff and Berthold Goldman. It is argued that core problems in conceptualizations of lex mercatoria are present in all these texts. Malynes unsuccessfully attempted to reconcile a new approach of considering law merchant as ius gentium on the one hand, with a tradition of particular customs of trade ...