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The Roman Law of Obligations

Peter Birks and Eric Descheemaeker


This volume, the first in the Collected Papers of Peter Birks series, contains notes on a series of lectures on the Roman law of obligations which were delivered in Edinburgh in 1982. Their posthumous publication gives, for the first time, a comprehensive insight into Birks’ views on the topic, which are relevant not only in a Roman context but also from a modern English perspective. The book examines, in turn, the law of contracts with its general principles and the rules applicable to each of the transactions mentioned in the Institutes; then the law of delicts with its three main pillars (t ... More

Keywords: Roman law, obligations, law of contract, law of tort, law of delict, quasi-contracts, quasi-delicts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719274
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Birks, author
The late Regius Professor of Civil Law, University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College

Eric Descheemaeker, editor
University of Edinburgh

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