Pecuniam credere : életképek az antik római hitelélet világából

Horváth Kata Zsuzsanna: Pecuniam credere : életképek az antik római hitelélet világából. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae, (4). pp. 315-344. (2023)

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After the introduction part, I first studied the Sulpicians. I found that these individuals could have run a banking house and also played a role in the financing of long-distance trade by providing a loan contract to repay a loan (intermediate financing). In this section, we can gain an insight into the activities of professional bankers who were engaged in financial operations in an organised way, as a profession. The next section deals with the occasional lending transactions of ‚small people’. These were subsistence transactions. The conclusion of this chapter is that the presence of ‚money men’ was also necessary in this social situation, since their loans were often a matter of necessity for the poorer classes. In the context of depositum irregulare, we have been introduced to a possible financial transaction (‚money transfer’) procedure in ancient Rome. The aim was to facilitate financial transactions for the customer, even by providing a way to take out the money in another city. The other purpose of it was for the customer to make a profit by depositing his available assets in a bank. This financial operation already involved quasi ‚investment’ elements. All this required trust between the client and the banker. So we can see that bankers and other financial actors were present in everyday life and, as we have just seen, there is a process of development in their activities. Lastly, this shows that these people (bankers in particular) had not been genuine ‚social parasites’, because their activities were necessary to the extent shown in this thesis. Also, they showed signs of professionalism.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Pecuniam credere : scenes from the world of ancient Roman credit life
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : publicationes discipulorum iurisprudentiae
Date: 2023
Volume: 4
ISSN: 2560-2802
Page Range: pp. 315-344
Language: Hungarian, English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Római jog
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2023. Nov. 06. 13:19
Last Modified: 2023. Nov. 06. 13:19

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