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Legal Tradition, with Particular Reference to Roman Law☼

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/9780748625161.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This article re-assesses the view that the Roman jurists were particularly strong traditionalists as argued by Schulz and others but challenged by Nṏrr. Other explanations can be found for retention ... More


Stair, Grotius and the Sources of Stair's Institutions☼

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/9780748625161.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Stair in his Institutions refers on occasion openly to Grotius, particularly to his De jure belli ac pacis but close examination of his text reveals more borrowing than appears from these references. ... More


Promise

W. D. H. SELLAR

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

For several hundred years, Scots law has held to the proposition that a promise is legally binding without the need for acceptance. Stair discussed promise and the rationale behind the claim of ... More


Unjustified Enrichment

ROBIN EVANS-JONES

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

Scots law has only recently acknowledged explicitly that there is a unitary body of law called ‘unjustified enrichment’, however, the parameters and internal body of this law still remain unclear. ... More


Formation of Contract

GERHARD LUBBE

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses Stair’s treatment of law of obligations and assesses the importance of the subsequent developments of Stair’s views on the formation of contract. It also aims to identify the ... More


Law, Obligation, and Consent: Reflections on Stair and Locke

Neil MacCormick

in Legal Right and Social Democracy: Essays in Legal and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255024
eISBN:
9780191681561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255024.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The theme of this chapter is law, obligation, and consent. The chapter discusses the work of two great men of the seventeenth century: John Locke, the greatest of English political philosophers, and ... More


Biomechanical constraints to stair negotiation

Constantinos Maganaris, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, David Jones, Irene Di Giulio, Neil Reeves, James Gavin, Alistair Ewen, Stephanie King, and Mike Roys

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses strategies that older and younger people employ to negotiate stairs based on experiments performed on an instrumented staircase in lab environment aiming at identifying ways to ... More


Graham and the Numinous: ̒The ‘Centre Aloneness’ and the ‘Unhailed Water’

Hester Jones

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how W. S. Graham views communication with another person and argues that his spirituality coincides with the process of reaching out to other people. It suggests that echoes of ... More


Death-Styles and Lifestyles

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The interplay of lifestyles with a social group’s chosen ‘death-style’ involves the intimacy or distance preferred by different groups for these aspects of human experience. This chapter opens the ... More


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