Funded by the ERC

EU funded project


Please note that this page is a work in progress, and that more material will be added as it becomes available. 



Guido Rossi, 'The liability of the shipmaster in early modern law: comparative (and practice-oriented) remarks', Historia et ius, 12 (2017). More information.

G. Rossi, ‘The Barratry of the Shipmaster in Early Modern Law: polysemy and mos italicus’, 87(1) (2019) Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, 65-85. More information.

G. Rossi, ‘The Barratry of the Shipmaster in Early Modern Law: The Approach of Italian and English Law Courts’, 87(4) (2019) Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, 504-574. More information.

G.P. Dreijer & O. Vervaart, ‘Een tractaet van avarien – 1617’, Pro Memorie, 21, 2 (2019), 37-41. More information.

Maria Fusaro, ‘The Burden of Risk: Early Modern Maritime Enterprise and Varieties of Capitalism’, Business History Review, 94 (2020): 179-200. More information.

Gijs Dreijer, ‘Maritime averages and the complexity of risk management in sixteenth-century Antwerp’, TSEG/ Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History, 17/2 (2020): 31–54. More information.

D. De ruysscher, ‘Maxims, Principles and Legal Change: Maritime Law in Merchant and Legal Culture (Low Countries, 16th Century)’, in Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtgeschichte, Ger.Abt. 138 (2021). More information.



Gijs Dreijer’s in the Economic and History Society blog (2021).

Gijs Dreijer's in the Maritiem Portal.


Guide to the Genoese documentation

Luisa Piccinno and Antonio Iodice have produced a guide to the Genoese documentation on General Average for the early modern period. This explains the wealth of material present in Genoa, and how the original paper card created by Giuseppe Felloni were used as the basis for the Database design. We would like to acknowledge the financial support of Guido Laura in producing this guide.


IMPACT brochure

Here is a short description of the AveTransRisk project which has been designed to for the general public and to showcase its relevance and connection with contemporary economic issue related to maritime trade.


Press Statements 

VRIJE Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) released a press statement on 16 January 2018. 'School of Business and Economics researcher Sabine Go has, as part of a team led by Professor Maria Fusaro from the University of Exeter, received an ERC Consolidator Grant to investigate the development of General Average laws and procedures during the Early Modern period.' More information is available on this page.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 724544).