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Assumpsit and the Doctrine of Consideration

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the establishment of a firm association between the action of assumpsit and the doctrine of consideration in England during the 1560s. This connection was highlighted by the ... More


Debt on Informal Contracts

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of debt on informal contracts in England. During the medieval period, a plaintiff in debt could base his claim upon an informal contract when there is no record or ... More


The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community

Maria Ågren

in Domestic Secrets: Women and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833209
eISBN:
9781469604589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898451_agren.5
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents an analysis based on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century court records. These are not ideal sources if one wants to know how ordinary people generally disposed of and thought ... More


Procedure

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter outlines the main stages through which court cases might proceed, whilst noting flexibility and variation. It begins by describing two cases in detail. The first case comes from the ... More


The Action for Breach of Promise

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of the action for breach of promise in England. It explains that the nonfeasance doctrine under the common law of 1400 prohibited litigants from using assumpsit as a ... More


Consideration in the Law of Uses

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the application of the equitable doctrine of consideration in the law of uses of land in England during the 16th century. It explains that the doctrine of consideration in land ... More


A Note on The Bride of Lammermoor: Why Scott did not Mention the Dalrymple Legend until 1830

John W Cairns

in Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682133
eISBN:
9781474415972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682133.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines issues of the Scots law on marriage in Sir Walter Scott's novel, The Bride of Lammermoor. As first published in 1819, The Bride of Lammermoor opened with Peter Pattieson's ... More


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