The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Law - 1241 pages
This book is widely regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements in Roman Law and Comparative Law scholarship this century - a fact attested to by the universal acclaim with which it has been received throughout Europe, America, and beyond. As a work of Roman Law scholarship it fusesthe vast volume of 20th century scholarship on the Roman law of obligations into a clear and very readable (and in many ways 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 the reader with a contrast between these legal systems which is unique both in its scope and its depth. As a whole the book is written with a deep understanding of human nature and of many social, economic, and other forces that determine the face of thelaw.
 

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This book covers a truly august topic of law. Zimmerman does so intelligently and brilliantly without ever indulging in over simplification.

Contents

Foreword by Tony Weir
li
Principal Works Cited
lix
Chapter
1
Divisio Obligationum
10
126
23
The Place of Obligations within the System
24
Plan of Treatment
32
Agency
45
350
666
Initial Impossibility
686
Illegality
697
731
702
Immorality
706
Condicio and DiesConditions and Time Clauses
716
351
725
Interpretation of conditions
728

Cession
58
Idem Debitum
60
PART II
68
utile per inutile non vitiatur
75
281
76
The importance of form and formality
82
STIPULATIO POENAE
95
Range of application
103
Semel commissa poena non evanescit
110
Sponsio Fidepromissio and Fideiussio
117
The Triplet of Privileges available to
129
Special Types of Suretyship Transactions
137
German law and the English common
144
321
145
Stipulatio poenaeConventional penalties
152
d Contractus mohatrae
161
Justinian
168
Usura non est lucrum sed merces
174
Loans to merchants involved in overseas trade
181
549
184
Commodatum Depositum PignusLoan for Use
188
The duties of the vendor
190
Depositum
205
1065
213
Pignus
220
Part IV
230
Emptio venditio IISale Main Effects
271
551
278
The Passing of the Risk
281
553
286
Emptio venditio IIISale Warranty of Title and
293
The actio redhibitoria
296
Liability for Latent Defects
305
8 The actio quanti minoris the sale sub corona
318
Mortuus redhibetur
330
1
331
nimitin
336
Locatio conductio 1Mainly Lease
338
Locatio Conductio
351
554
365
1071
369
556
383
Locatio conductio IIContract of Employment Contract
384
MandatumMandate
413
The range of application of mandatum
420
The liability of the mandatarius
426
Negotiorum gestio
433
Requirements of the actio negotiorum gestorum
440
Negotiorum gestio in modern law
447
SocietasPartnership
451
344
471
PART V
477
The prohibition of donationes inter virum et uxorem
484
The law of donation under Constantine
490
Donation under the ius commune and in modern
498
347
503
PACTA AND INNOMINATE REAL
508
Receptum argentarii
514
Compromissum as Example
526
Innominate Real Contracts
532
348
543
PART VI
546
Consensus
559
Pacta Sunt Servanda
576
ErrorMistake
583
Common mistake
596
Iuris ignorantia nocet facti ignorantia non nocet
604
Interpretation of Contracts
621
From verba to voluntas
622
Postreception Developments
635
Special Problem Situations
643
Metus and DolusDuress and Fraud
651
Dolus
662
Provisions for Calling Off a Sale
735
Dies
741
The relationship between contract of sale and transfer
745
TERMINATION OF OBLIGATIONS
748
Release
754
Compensatio
760
The Problem of Specific Performance
770
422
778
BREACH OF CONTRACT
783
Mora Debitoris
790
Rescission as a Remedy for Breach of Contract
800
Breach of Contract
801
Contract
806
833
816
Mora Creditoris
817
Quod Interest Damages and Breach of Contract
824
Interesse circa rem and extra
830
PART VII
834
424
838
The Subsequent Fate of the Condictiones
855
426
870
Enrichment Liability Outside the Condictiones
873
427
877
Enrichment Remedies in Modern Law
887
The Measure of Enrichment Liability
895
PART VIII
902
428
907
The development of the law of torts
908
The origins of delict in Roman
914
429
916
Plan of treatment
921
FurtumTheft
922
The Actions Arising from Theft
932
Furtum in the Ius Commune
943
Lex Aquilia I
953
The Nature of the Actio Legis Aquiliae
969
Harmful
975
LEX AQUILIA II
998
The Protection of a Freemans Bodily Integrity
1014
Towards the Modern Generalized Law of Delict
1031
dna
1039
Actio iniuriarumInfringements of Personality Rights
1050
430
1059
Defamation in English
1074
431
1075
The Fate of the Actio Iniuriarum in Germany
1085
Vicarious Liability
1118
Quasidelictual Liability
1126
277
1133
ius commune
1135
Origin and Application of Art 1384 Code Civil
1141
Index of Main Sources including Table of Cases
1143
1015
1150
691
1158
855
1159
932
1172
causa
1187
1019
1189
1020
1202
857
1204
Subject Index
1207
1126
1214
758
1215
1074
1217
1128
1222
1021
1226
1077
1227
courts
1230
576
1231
1090
1235
578
1237
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Reinhard Zimmermann, Professor of Private Law, Roman Law and Comparative Legal History, University of Regensburg, Germany

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