Promises and contract law : comparative perspectives /

"Promises and Contract Law is the first modern work to explore the significance of promise to contract law from a comparative legal perspective. Part I explores the component elements of promise, its role in Greek thought and Roman law, the importance of the moral duty to keep promises and the...

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Author / Creator:Hogg, Martin.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (xxxviii, 505 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Promise (Law)
Contracts.
LAW -- Contracts.
LAW -- Liability.
Contracts.
Promise (Law)
Overeenkomstenrecht.
Beloften.
Rechtsvergelijking.
Electronic books.
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11830281
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ISBN:9781139101462
1139101463
9780511895050
0511895054
9781139100809
1139100807
9780521193382
0521193389
9781139099455
1107214203
9781107214200
1139098772
9781139098779
1139099450
9781139099455
9781107416970
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 468-481) and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"Promises and Contract Law is the first modern work to explore the significance of promise to contract law from a comparative legal perspective. Part I explores the component elements of promise, its role in Greek thought and Roman law, the importance of the moral duty to keep promises and the development of promissory ideas in medieval legal scholarship. Part II considers the modern contract law of a number of legal systems from a promissory perspective. The focus is on the law of England, Germany and three mixed legal systems (Scotland, South Africa and Louisiana), though other legal systems are also mentioned. Major topics subjected to a promissory analysis include formation of contract, third party rights, contractual remedies and the renunciation of contractual rights. Part III analyses the future role which promise might play in contract law, especially within a harmonised European contract law"--
Other form:Print version: Hogg, Martin. Promises and contract law. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521193382