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Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Edited by Reinhard Zimmermann and Daniel Visser

  • A first stepping stone in the writing of the history of private law in South Africa
  • Provides a history of the main institutions of South African private law, as well as exploring the process through which the integration of English common law and continental civil law was achieved in that jurisdiction
  • Aimed at both European and South African audiences
  • Focuses on how the Roman-Dutch law has been preserved, changed, modified or replaced in the course of the nineteenth century and on what happened after the creation of the union of South Africa in 1910
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