Fifteenth-century Bruges is a case in point to study a medieval law of commerce. Already in the later
thirteenth century, Bruges had become the main commercial hub between the Mediterranean and
the North Sea and attracted more foreign merchants than any other European town. Both princely
and city governments tried to offer foreign merchants market peace, physical protection and legal
security through legislation and ...
The 'Disputatio Raimundi Christiani et Hamar Saraceni': a case study on medieval Christian-Muslim exchange KU Leuven
This research project is based on the working hypothesis that religions are not only cultural artefacts. Their peaceful coexistence cannot be secured simply by ignoring the doctrines that divide – and define - them. Throughout the ages, the proponents of divergent religious views actually did argue about differences. Ramon Llull’s dispute with the Muslim Hamar, set down in 1308, provides an ideal example for a case study of medieval ...