Law of Obligations

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Edward Elgar, 2010 - Law - 358 pages
'This book presents a brilliant account of the most important and current doctrines of tort and contract law, as well as some central aspects of unjust enrichment and remedies. Professor Geoffrey Samuel guides the reader with disconcerting ease and sophistication through the essential substance of the law of obligations. With the help of legal history and theory, he also analyses the specificity of English law as compared to the civil law and warns against the dangers of transplanting without care categories and concepts from one place to the other. In doing so, Professor Samuel offers a fundamental contribution to the understanding of the currently much debated Europeanization of private law. Law students and scholars as well as practitioners will very much enjoy the compelling sharpness of the analysis and the clarity of the language.'-Franz Werro, Centre of Transnational Legal Studies, London, UK

'The added value of this book is in both the unusually rich teaching experience which inspires its design - the author has for many years risen to the challenge of making the common law comprehensible to students formed within the civilian tradition - and the remarkable depth of his interdisciplinary and comparative research in the field of legal method and epistemology, which underlies its content.'-Horatia Muir-Watt, Sciences-po, Paris, France

'Professor Samuel has drawn on his extensive knowledge of several legal systems to produce a valuable and timely work of comparative law. Many aspects of private law are examined from a common law and from a civil law perspective and in the light of modern European harmonisation documents. This is essential reading for common lawyers seeking to understand the civil law, for civilians seeking to understand the common law, and offers to both groups a better understanding of their own systems.'-Stephen Waddams, University of Toronto, Canada

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background to the law of obligations
History and structure of the law of obligations
General theory of obligations

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Geoffrey Samuel, Professor, Kent Law School, UK, and Professor affilié, École de droit, Sciences-Po, Paris, France

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