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GiftsA Study in Comparative Law$
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Richard Hyland

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.001.0001

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The context of gift law

The context of gift law

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 THE CONTEXT OF GIFT LAW
Source:
Gifts
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Hyland Richard

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343366.003.0001

This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of gift law. It then discusses the notions of the gift followed by and explanation of different approaches to gift giving. It considers the concept of gift in anthropology, history, economics, philosophy, and sociology.

Keywords:   law of gifts, gift giving, history, approaches to gift giving

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