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The division of wrongs : a historical comparative study

Author: Eric Descheemaeker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Civilian law, in contrast to common law, structures its law of wrongs according to degree of blameworthiness. This text explores the history of this structure from Roman law to modern French law, and argues that adopting such a division would clarify confusions in the common law of torts.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Descheemaeker
ISBN: 9780199562794 0199562792
OCLC Number: 251213132
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford.
Description: xxv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Wrongs and the law of wrongs --
Delicts and "quasi-delicts" on the map of Roman law --
Roman rationale of the civilian distinction --
Pothier and the French Civil Code --
19th and 20th century French law --
Structuring the English law of wrongs --
English law and the civilian division of wrongs --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Eric Descheemaeker.
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