Marketing of Insurance Services

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
In some sense, we can say that insurance appears simultaneously with the appearance of human society. We know of two types of economies in human societies: natural or non-monetary economies (using barter and trade with no centralized nor standardized set of financial instruments) and more modern monetary economies (with markets, currency, financial instruments and so on). 

The former is more primitive and the insurance in such economies entails agreements of mutual aid. If one family's house is destroyed the neighbours are committed to help rebuild. Granaries housed another primitive form of insurance to indemnify against famines. Often informal or formally intrinsic to local religious customs, this type of insurance has survived to the present day in some countries where a modern money economy with its financial instruments is not widespread. Turning to insurance in the modern sense (i.e., insurance in a modern money economy, in which insurance is part of the financial sphere), early methods of transferring or distributing risk were practiced by Chinese and Babylonian traders as long ago as the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC, respectively. 

Chinese merchants travelling treacherous river rapids would redistribute their wares across many vessels to limit the loss due to any single vessel's capsizing. The Babylonians developed a system, which was recorded in the famous Code of Hammurabi, c. 1750 BC, and practiced by early Mediterranean sailing merchants. If a merchant received a loan to fund his shipment, he would pay the lender an additional sum in exchange for the lender's guarantee to cancel the loan should the shipment be stolen or lost at sea. Achaemenian monarchs of Ancient Persia were the first to insure their people and made it official by registering the insuring process in governmental notary offices. The insurance tradition was performed each year in Norouz (beginning of the Iranian New Year); the heads of different ethnic groups as well as others willing to take part, presented gifts to the monarch. The most important gift was presented during a special ceremony. 
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APA

Pagli, D. (2018). Marketing of Insurance Services. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/marketing-of-insurance-services-357

MLA 8th

Pagli, Don "Marketing of Insurance Services" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/marketing-of-insurance-services-357. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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Pagli, Don . "Marketing of Insurance Services". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/marketing-of-insurance-services-357 >.

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Pagli, Don . "Marketing of Insurance Services" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/marketing-of-insurance-services-357

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