Forum Shopping Pirates? Litigation strategies to address maritime plunder in late medieval Flanders

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Late-medieval Flanders was a patchwork of jurisdictions. Especially in terms of maritime plunder, different prosecutors and different courts could claim competency. However, where these plunderers appeared or where the plundered claimed their damages mattered significantly. This article investigates how these landlocked courts tried to claim competency over the events happening at sea. What were the consequences of the litigation strategies relating to maritime plunder, and how did plunderers and the plundered deal with these? Especially in medieval Bruges, there was a pragmatic approach towards favouring some of the important merchant communities while using princely institutions to chastise other (deemed harmful) plunderers.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)3-23
Aantal pagina's21
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Maritime History
Volume35
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
Vroegere onlinedatum12 dec 2022
DOI's
StatusPublished - feb 2023

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek.

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© The Author(s) 2022.

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Copyright 2023 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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