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Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780226803067
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226803074 | DOI:

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This chapter, which discusses contracts, begins by reviewing the origins and current state of contract law, especially with respect to the use of writing and other technologies for storing and transmitting information. It focuses on the nature of contractual agreements, how they are created, and how we determine the terms or text of the resulting contract. The discussions cover contract formation, the increasing use of printed forms, electronic contract formation, oral contracting, and the interpretation of contracts.

Keywords: contract law; writing; information storage; contract formation; printing; printed forms

Chapter.  20794 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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