10 September 2018

Phillip HELLWEGE, A Comparative History of Insurance Law in Europe [Comparative Studies in the History of Insurance Law / Studien zur vergleichenden Geschichte des Versicherungsrechts, Vol. 1] (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2018), 254 p. ISBN 978-3-428-55499-7, € 89,90

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On the book:
The history of insurance law has fallen into neglect. It is only recently that the topic has again received attention from legal historians. However, the state of research is still unsatisfactory. Foremost, there are distinct national narratives of insurance (legal) history. And these narratives give the impression of insurance (law) being developed differently in the single European countries. The present volume works out a research agenda for a comparative history of insurance law in Europe. For that purpose the contributions to this volume present the state of research in different European countries and identify possible points of interactions between the national developments of insurance law. Future research will focus on these points of interactions. The present volume is, thus, the starting point and framework for future research in the history of insurance law in Europe.
On the editor:
Phillip Hellwege is Professor of Private Law, Commercial Law, and Legal History at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Before taking up his position in Augsburg he was from 2003 to 2010 a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. In 2015 he has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for a five-year project on a comparative history of insurance law in Europe. His research interests are (European) private law, comparative legal history and the history of commercial and insurance law. 
Contributions by Maura Fortunati (Italy), Sophie Delbrel (France), Miguel Ángel Morales Payán (Spain), Dirk Heirbaut & Dave De ruysscher (Belgium), Phillipp Hellwege (Netherlands/Germany, introduction/comparative view), John McLeod (England/Scotland), Martin Sunnqvist (Scandinavia), Jerònia Pons Pons (Economic history) and Bernard Harris (social history).

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