Formation of contract : a comparative study under English, French, Islamic, and Iranian law /

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Author / Creator:Owsia, Parviz, 1932-
Imprint:London ; Boston : Graham & Trotman ; Norwell, MA : Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, c1994.
Description:lix, 621 p. ; 25 cm.
Contracts -- Great Britain
Contracts -- France
Contracts -- Iran
Contracts (Islamic law)
Contracts (Islamic law)
Great Britain.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxix-xlvii) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Part: Generalia
  • Section I. Historical Sketch of the Four Legal Systems
  • I. Outline of Each Legal System's History
  • II. Comparative Observations on the Historical Developments of the Four Legal Systems
  • Section II. Sources of the Law under the Four Legal Systems
  • I. Sources under Each Legal System
  • II. Summary, Assessment and Comparison on Sources under the Four Legal Systems
  • Section III. Initiation to Contract(s); Development and General Traits
  • I. Genesis and Evolution of the Law of Contract(s)
  • II. Law of Contracts and General Theory of Contract
  • III. Purview of the Law of Contract(s); and Related Conceptualisation, Terminology and Classification
  • Part 1. Basic Notions Relating to the Formation of Contract(s)
  • Section I. Legal Notion of Psychological Elements
  • I. Range of Psychological Elements
  • II. Exteriorisation of Psychological Elements; Objectivity versus Subjectivity
  • III. Means of Expression of Psychological Elements
  • IV. Silence; Question of Efficacy
  • Section II. Function and Determination of Offer and Acceptance
  • I. Offer and Acceptance in French and English Law
  • II. Offer and Acceptance in Islamic (Shi'ah) Law
  • III. Offer and Acceptance in Iranian Law
  • IV. Summary and Comparison of the Doctrine of Offer and Acceptance under the Four Legal Systems
  • Part 2. Mechanism of Formation and Import of a Contract
  • Section I. Offer
  • I. Definiteness and Communication of Offer
  • II. Duration and the Question of Revocation of Offer
  • III. Termination of Offer
  • Section II. Acceptance
  • I. Certainty and Conformity of Acceptance
  • II. Correlation of Acceptance with the Offer
  • III. Communication of Acceptance; French and English Law Compared
  • IV. Communication of Acceptance under Islamic Law; Contrasted
  • V. Communication of Acceptance under Iranian Law; Compared with French and Islamic Law
  • VI. The Time and the Place of Acceptance and of Contract; Comparatively Treated
  • Section III. Import of a Contract
  • I. Minimum Terms Required
  • II. Interpretation
  • Appendices
  • Index