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Part I Sales Law: Development and Modern Practice, 2 Development of Domestic Sales Laws

From: Global Sales and Contract Law

Ingeborg Schwenzer, Pascal Hachem, Christopher Kee

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 December 2020

Subject(s):
Validity of contract — Breach of contract — Delivery and obligations of the seller — Applicable law — Rome Convention — Handing over goods
2.01 No comparative work on sales and contract law can dispense with providing at least a brief overview on the historical development of domestic sales and contract law. 2.02 Roman law is the foundation on which Continental European legal systems like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and those legal systems influenced by them in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, East Asia, Ibero-America, and Africa, have been built.1 But as of today the impact of Roman law even on Anglo-American and Scandinavian law is considered to have been a lot stronger than originally assumed.2...
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