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Capitalism Before Corporations: The morality of business associations and the roots of commercial equity and law

Andreas Televantos

Abstract

This book considers to what extent English law was able to facilitate trade before the advent of general incorporation and modern securities law. It concentrates on the period from 1790 to 1827 — the period after Lord Mansfield's well-known contributions to commercial law, and examines the extent to which legal institutions of that time were sympathetic to the needs of merchants and willing to accommodate their changing practices and demands within established legal doctrinal frameworks and contemporary political economic thought. It concentrates on cases of fraud and business failure, and the ... More

Keywords: commercial law, legal doctrinal frameworks, political economic thought, organisational law, trade, security, workable organisational law, property, Regency era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198870340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198870340.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Televantos, author
Hanbury Fellow and Tutor in Law, Lincoln College, Oxford