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Recently the contract section of the German Civil Code was amended after one hundred years of un-altered existence. The German Law of Contract, radically recast, enlarged, and re-written since its first edition, now details and explains for the first time these changes for the benefit of Anglophone lawyers. One hundred and twenty translated contract decisions also make this work a unique source-book for students, academics, and practitioners. Along with its companion volume, The German Law of Torts, the two volumes provide one of the fullest accounts of the German Law of Obligations available in the English language. Through its method of presentation of German law, the book represents an original contribution to the art of comparison. An additional feature of the Contract volume is the way in which it reveals the growing impact which European Directives are having upon the traditional, liberal, contract model, thereby bringing German and English law closer to each other, especially in the area of consumer protection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841134727
ISBN-10: 1841134724
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 171mm x 52mm)
Pages: 1040
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sir Basil S. Markesinis

Sir Basil Markesinis QC, LL.D. (Cantab.), DCL (Oxon.), FBA holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Paris (Sorbonne), Munich, and Ghent and has been repeatedly decorated by the Presidents of France, Germany, Italy and Greece for his services to European law and integration. Hannes Unberath, D.Phil. (Oxon.), M.Jur. (Oxon.), is Professor of Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Angus Johnston is University Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

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