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A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

by David J. Ibbetson, D. J. Ibbetson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 352
Paperback
ISBN: 9780198764113






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Overview of A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

In this book David Ibbetson exposes the historical layers beneath the modern rules and principles of contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. Small-scale changes caused by lawyers successfully exploiting procedural advantages are juxtaposed with changes caused by friction along the boundaries of these principal legal categories; fossilized remnants of old doctrines jostle with newer ideas in a state of half-consistent tension; and loose-knit rules of equity developed in the Chancery infiltrate themselves into more tightly controlled Common law structures.

"A remarkable book which every lawyer with any interest in the law of obligations should read."--Peter Can

Synopsis of A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

In this book David Ibbetson exposes the historical layers beneath the modern rules and principles of contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. Small-scale changes caused by lawyers successfully exploiting procedural advantages are juxtaposed with changes caused by friction along the boundaries of these principal legal categories; fossilized remnants of old doctrines jostle with newer ideas in a state of half-consistent tension; and loose-knit rules of equity developed in the Chancery infiltrate themselves into more tightly controlled Common law structures.

About the Author, David J. Ibbetson

David Ibbetson is a lecturer in law at Oxford University

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