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Mapping the LawEssays in Memory of Peter Birks$
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Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.001.0001

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Rumford Market and the Genesis of Fiduciary Obligations

Rumford Market and the Genesis of Fiduciary Obligations

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Mapping the Law

Joshua Getzler

Oxford University Press

Peter Birks's writings on English legal history, which stand alongside his studies of classical Roman law, are a model for historians of the law. His rationalization of the modern law of unjust enrichment drew from a deep knowledge of the historical sources of that law. This chapter examines the origins and contours of fiduciary law, using Peter's theory of fiduciary obligation as a counterpoint, and drawing on his legal history as an inspiration.

Keywords:   Peter Birks, English law, fiduciary law, unjust enrichment, legal history

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