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Introduction to Roman Contract Law

Bruce W. Frier

in A Casebook on the Roman Law of Contracts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197573211
eISBN:
9780197581117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573211.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction surveys the development of Roman contract law through the Edict of the Urban Praetor and the writings of the Roman jurists. Emphasis is particularly on three concepts central to the ... More


Acts of Speculation

Marc Flandreau

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter provides an account of the “bona fides” man in Victorian Britain. It elaborates on a heretofore unnoticed parallel between financial history and the history of sciences. Both separately ... More


Performance

Nils Jansen and Reinhard Zimmermann

in Commentaries on European Contract Laws

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198790693
eISBN:
9780191927829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790693.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The modern law of contract is based on the idea of contractual freedom. In particular, parties are free to determine their (mutual) duties themselves (above, Art 1:102). This freedom is not, in ... More


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