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11 June 2013

BOOK: R. Riemer, Frankfurt and Hamburg before the Reichskammergericht. A comparison between two trade- and networking centres (Review by J. Haustmann, Sehepunkte 2013)



Jost Hausmann reviewed Robert Riemer's monograph on Frankfurt and Hamburg, two commercial Imperial cities, before the Reichskammergericht. The work (IX + 431 p.) contains a quantitative analysis of proceedings before this tribunal, established in 1495 to counterbalance the Emperor's overlordship. The work builds further on a previous edition of trial documents and focuses on litigation in itself, as well as commercial and social matters. Riemer's work is the published version of a 2006 doctoral dissertation at the University of Greifswald.

A full text of the review can be found online.

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