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The Theory of Contract Law New Essays (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law) by Peter Benson

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Contract law,
  • Jurisprudence & General Issues,
  • Contracts,
  • General,
  • Law / Contracts,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Philosophy : General,
  • Philosophy

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9903003M
ISBN 100521041325
ISBN 109780521041324

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