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The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition

Reinhard Zimmermann


This book is a book about Roman Law and Comparative Law. As a work of Roman law scholarship it fuses the vast volume of 20th-century scholarship on the Roman law of obligations into a clear and original account of the law. As a work of comparative law it traces the transformation of the Roman law of obligations over the centuries into what is now modern German, English, and South African law, presenting a contrast between these legal systems which is unique both in its scope and its depth. As a whole the book is written with an understanding of human nature and of many social, economic, and ot ... More

Keywords: Roman law, comparative law, obligations, German law, English law, South African law, human nature, face of law

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Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198764267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reinhard Zimmermann, author
University of Regensburg

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