‘HLS Private Law Workshop; Lisa Bernstein, Revisiting the Maghribi Traders (Again)’

“Avner Greif’s study of Maghribi Jewish traders in the eleventh century is a seminal work in the literature on private ordering. In a couple of highly influential articles, Greif documented how this group of merchants created elaborate trading networks across the Islamic Mediterranean. Greif argued that the Maghribi formed a close-knit ‘coalition’ that could eschew enforcement of agreements by lawsuits and the threat of liability and instead rely on reputation-based community enforcement …” (more)

[Patrick Goold, New Private Law, 15 November]

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