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Advanced Introduction to Private Law by J. M. Smits


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In this Advanced Introduction, one of the world’s leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches – on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance – are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general.


Publication Date: 2016

Extent: 144 pp

HB ISBN: 9781784715120

PB ISBN: 9781784715144

eISBN: 9781784715137

Audiobook ISBN: 9781800886704

Normal PB price £16.95 / $26.95

Members PB price £13.56 / $21.56