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The Consequences of Possession

Eric Descheemaeker


The comparative law of property is a budding, but still extremely underdeveloped, field of study; yet its importance is self-evident in an age of Europeanisation of law and legal scholarship. Bringing together contributions of scholars from the civilian tradition (France, Germany, Italy), the common-law world (England) and mixed legal systems (Quebec, Scotland, South Africa), The Consequences of Possession examines from a historical and comparative perspective the consequences which the law derives from the recognition of a possessory relationship between a person and a thing. Excluding rights ... More

Keywords: Possession, Besitz, Interdicts, consequences of possession, custody, detention, possession of rights, quasi-possession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748693641
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Descheemaeker, editor
University of Edinburgh