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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law

Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law (5th edn)

Paul du Plessis
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date: 24 September 2021

9. Obligations

general principles and obligations arising from contractslocked

9. Obligations

general principles and obligations arising from contractslocked

  • Paul du PlessisPaul du PlessisSenior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History, University of Edinburgh

Abstract

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter discusses the Roman law of obligations. It begins with a general discussion of the nature and classification of obligations. It then covers the general features of Roman contracts; consensual contracts; verbal contracts; contracts re; contracts litteris; innominate contracts; pacts; and the quasi-contract.

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