1.01 Almost 50 years have passed since the invaluable books on sales law written by the comparativist Ernst Rabel were published. Rabel’s work was the starting point for harmonization and unification of, at that time, irreconcilably contradicting national sales laws. However, since then the world has seen the diverging application and varying interpretations of uniform laws such as the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on the one hand, and national preconceptions of certain legal concepts and terms on the other....
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