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Published: 14 September 2009

300 Pages

ISBN: 9780199562794

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The Division of Wrongs

A Historical Comparative Study

Eric Descheemaeker

  • Provides a comprehensive historical account of the structure of the civil law of delict, from its Roman origins to the modern French law
  • Offers a revisionist interpretation of the French law, arguing that its structure became confused through misunderstanding the Roman law
  • Presents a provocative argument advocating the incorporation of the civilian structure into the common law
  • This book explores the history of this structure from Roman law to modern French law, and argues that adopting such a division would clarify confusions in the common law of torts.