9781316162378 (ebook) 9781107098626 (hardback)
Common core of European private law.
This is the first comprehensive work to capture the rise of moral damages (non-pecuniary loss) in European contract law through a historical and comparative analysis. Unique features of this study include the first classification scheme of the systems into liberal, moderate and conservative regimes, a taxonomy of non-pecuniary loss drawn from a European-wide jurisprudence, and a comprehensive bibliography of the subject. Written by a leading academic on comparative law, Palmer's precise and practical insights on Europe's leading cases will be of great interest to academic researchers and practitioners alike.
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General information / Vernon Valentine Palmer Part I. The rise of non-pecuniary damage in European law: Trapped in categories : on the history of compensation for immaterial damages in European contract law / Nils Jansen Moral damages in the age of codification / Vernon Valentine Palmer The French awakening in the nineteenth century / Vernon Valentine Palmer English law : the search for non-pecuniary damages in an 'historical system' / Vernon Valentine Palmer Part II. The recovery of non-pecuniary loss in modern contract law: European contractual regimes : the contemporary approaches / Vernon Valentine Palmer Questionnaire, national reports and commentary : the comparative evidence Conclusions and observations / Vernon Valentine Palmer Appendix. Preliminary taxonomy and glossary of moral damages.