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The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

P. S. Atiyah


This book is an attempt to trace the history of one of the great intellectual movements of modern times. The major part concentrates on England between 1770 and 1970, but the origins of freedom of contract are searched for in earlier centuries. Throughout the 19th century, freedom of contract was an ideology whose influence extended into politics, economics, and morality, as well as the law. While this book is written from the standpoint of a lawyer, a serious attempt is made to probe these additional dimensions, and in particular to study the inter-relations between them. It is suggested that ... More

Keywords: freedom of contract, morality, lawyers, judges, law, political economy, Parliament, laissez-faire

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Print publication date: 1985 Print ISBN-13: 9780198255277
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255277.001.0001


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P. S. Atiyah, author

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