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The Roman Law of Obligations$
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Peter Birks and Eric Descheemaeker

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198719274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.001.0001

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The Contract Litteris and the Rôle of Writing Generally

The Contract Litteris and the Rôle of Writing Generally

(p.37) 3 The Contract Litteris and the Rôle of Writing Generally
The Roman Law of Obligations

Peter Birks

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the distinction between the dispositive and the evidentiary use of writing, and the category of contracts made ‘by writing’ (litteris).

Keywords:   contracts litteris, expensilatio, arra, earnest

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