The Origins Of Corporations: The Mills Of Toulouse In The Middle Ages by Germain SicardThe Origins Of Corporations: The Mills Of Toulouse In The Middle Ages by Germain Sicard

The Origins Of Corporations: The Mills Of Toulouse In The Middle Ages

byGermain SicardTranslated byMatthew LandryEditorWilliam N. Goetzmann

Hardcover | August 11, 2015

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Fully modern corporations appeared in fourteenth-century Toulouse, much earlier than previously believed

Germain Sicard proves that Europe’s first corporations were fourteenth-century mill companies operating in Toulouse, rather than seventeenth-century English and Dutch trading companies as commonly believed. He shows that the corporate form derives from a unique ownership contract from Medieval Europe called pariage, and a culture of strong property rights and municipal self-governance. Based on archival research, Sicard’s 1952 thesis has been translated into English with an introduction that places the work in the context of new institutional economics and legal theory. It is an important contribution to research on the history and legal origins of the corporation.
Germain Sicard is a jurist and legal historian who served as Officer of General Affairs, Center for Historical Research, School of Practical Studies in France.
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Title:The Origins Of Corporations: The Mills Of Toulouse In The Middle AgesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.31 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300156480

ISBN - 13:9780300156485

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