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Author Decock, Wim, 1983-

Title Theologians and contract law : the moral transformation of the ius commune (ca. 1500-1650) / by Wim Decock.

Imprint Leiden, NL : M. Nijhoff Publishers, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 723 pages)
Series Legal history library volume ; 9
Studies in the history of private law ; 4
Legal history library ; v. 9.
Legal history library. Studies in the history of private law ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Method and direction -- Toward a general law of contract -- Natural limitations on "freedom of contract" -- Formal limitations on "freedom of contract" -- Substantive limitations on "freedom of contract" -- Fairness in exchange.
Summary In Theologians and Contract Law, Wim Decock offers an account of the moral roots of modern contract law. He explains why theologians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries built a systematic contract law around the principles of freedom and fairness.
Language English.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Liberty of contract -- Europe -- History.
Liberty of contract -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Contracts (Canon law)
Contracts (Roman law)
Contracts -- Europe -- History.
Customary law -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: (OCoLC)794034714
ISBN 1283854430 (ebk)
9781283854436 (ebk)
9789004232853 (ebook)
9004232850 (ebook)
9789004232846 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004232853