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The Law of Obligations

Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition

Reinhard Zimmermann

  • Widely regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements in Roman Law and Comparative Law scholarship this century - a fact attested to by the universal acclaim with which it has been received throughout Europe, America, and beyond
  • A scholarly survey of the Law of Obligations from classical to modern times
  • Discusses each contract, tort, and liability based on unjust enrichment with great clarity, and traces their development over hundreds of years through the legal systems of Europe
  • Written with a deep understanding of human nature and of many social, economic, and other forces that determine the face of the law
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