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Roman Law in a Nineteenth-century Scottish Case: Gowans v Christie☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In a case on the abandonment of a mineral lease on the ground of sterility considerable use appeared to be made of Roman law. Closer examination revealed that the references were apparently simply ... More


Temporary and Reversible Alienations: Mortgages and Leases

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Deeds for temporary leases and mortgages seldom survived. Most of them were conducted through an oral agreement, and deeds were usually returned to the borrower to be destroyed so that the lender ... More


Other Interests in Land

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter is concerned with the history of interests in land not already dealt with. The term of years, or leasehold, began as a chattel interest but changed character when it was used as a ... More


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