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Vol 22 No 10 Oct/Nov 2017

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The Death of Contract 2nd ed

Edited by: Ronald K. L. Collins

ISBN13: 9780814206768
ISBN: 081420676X
Previous Edition ISBN: 0814202675
Published: June 1995
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.50



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The Death of Contract is a masterful commentary on the common law, especially the law of promissory obligation known as contracts.

In this slim and lively book, the late Yale law professor Grant Gilmore examines the birth, development, death, and even the resurrection of a body of American law. It is both a modern-day reply to and a funeral oration for an American legal classic—Oliver Wendell Holmes’s The Common Law.

This new edition, with an instructive and timely foreword by Ronald K. L. Collins, challenges anyone interested in the life of the law to think about where it has come from and where it is tending.

As such, The Death of Contract still retains its vitality in the brave new world of the law known as contracts. A new bibliography of early reviews and new responses reveals how considerable the interest was, and continues to be, in this modern anti-classic.