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The Origin and Early History of Insurance Including The Contract of Bottomry.

The Origin and Early History of Insurance Including The Contract of Bottomry.

Originally published: London: P.S. King & Son, 1926. xiv, 330 pp. Reprint of the sole edition. A title in the series Studies in Economics and Political Science. This richly detailed history examines the “origin and development of the contract of Bottomry and Respondentia down to the 11th century A.D., (ii) the traces of methods of insurance other than life known to the Ancients, (iii) The Question whether life assurance was known and practised by the Romans or their predecessors, (iv) The history of the development of medieval insurance in the Low Countries from the family group system and of modern insurance therefrom” (1).” Originally submitted as a thesis to the University of London by the late Dr. C.F. Trenerry, whose intention it was to recast it for publication. Edited by Ethel L. Gover and Agnes S. Paul. cf. Foreword. “Bibliography of some of the authorities consulted”: p. 313-330.

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