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A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations$
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David Ibbetson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198764113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.001.0001

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1. Structural Foundations

1. Structural Foundations

(p.13) 1. Structural Foundations
A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations


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This chapter begins with a discussion of liability for wrongdoing, showing how it became focused on the causation of loss. This became the general central feature of the action of trespass, and it has remained the central feature of the English law of tort. The chapter then discusses Glavill and the law of debt and covenant and a law of contract.

Keywords:   liability, wrongdoing, law of tort, law of debt, covenant, law of contract

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