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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


The Emergence of the Action of Assumpsit 1

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/9780198255734.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of the action of assumpsit in England. The steady increase in the jurisdiction of the royal courts over actions for trespasses, or torts of wrongs, ... More


Introduction

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/9780198255734.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the action of assumpsit in England and its role in the English Contract Law. Though the origin of assumpsit ... More


The Doctrine of Consideration —Introduction

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/9780198255734.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of the doctrine of consideration in the emergence of the action of assumpsit in England. It establishes the time at which the action of assumpsit became associated with ... More


The Statute of Frauds

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/9780198255734.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of the evolution of the action of assumpsit for breach of promise and the enactment of the Statute of Frauds and Perjuries in England. It suggests that the evolution ... More


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