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Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract offers twelve original essays by leading contract scholars. As with the essays in the companion volume, Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution (Hart, 2006) each essay takes as its focus a particular leading case, and analyses that case in its historical or theoretical context. The cases range from the early eighteenth- to the late twentieth-centuries, and deal with an array of contractual doctrines. Some of the essays call for their case to be stripped of its landmark status, whilst others argue that it has more to offer than we have previously appreciated. The particular historical context of these landmark cases, as revealed by the authors, often shows that our current assumptions about the case and what it stands for are either mistaken, or require radical modification. The book also explores several common themes which are fundamental to the development of the law of contract: for instance, the influence of commercial expectations, appeals to 'reason' and the significance of particular judicial ideologies and techniques.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 373
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Contracts
Series Title: Landmark Cases
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2016
TCIN: 50987832
UPC: 9781509905041
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-5205
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