The rise and fall of freedom of contract

This is a legal-historical text on the changes in the concept of freedom of contract by English Professor Patrick Atiyah. The central theme is that the notion of a contract based on consent (or a 'meeting of minds') was almost entirely absent before 1800 in the law. Instead it was based on...

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Main Author: Atiyah, P. S.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Clarendon 1979, 1979
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This is a legal-historical text on the changes in the concept of freedom of contract by English Professor Patrick Atiyah. The central theme is that the notion of a contract based on consent (or a 'meeting of minds') was almost entirely absent before 1800 in the law. Instead it was based on reliance or the receipt of a benefit
Item Description:Includes index
Physical Description:xi, 792 p.
ISBN:9780191681578
0191681571