‘Book Review: Markesinis’s German Law of Torts, Markesinis, Bell and Janssen eds, 5th ed, 2019′

Markesinis’s German Law of Torts, Basil Markesinis, John Bell and André Janssen eds, 5th ed, Hart 2019. The first edition of this book, printed in 1986, was entitled ‘A comparative introduction to the German Law of Torts’. That edition was comprised of an introductory section, providing the readers with general information on the German court machinery, the style and format of the German civil code and its paragraphs on civil liability. The following three main parts were respectively devoted to ‘Liability under § 823 I BGB’, ‘Stricter forms of liability’(dealing with vicarious liability and employers’ liability) and ‘The remaining Provisions of German Civil Code’(dealing with tort remedies not provided for by § 823 I BGB and pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages). Each of these three parts was com-posed of two sections, the first devoted to a ‘commentary’, aimed at giving general information on the background and approach of German law on the issue …

Nadia Coggiola, Book Review: Markesinis’s German Law of Torts, Basil Markesinis, John Bell and André Janssen eds, 5th ed, Hart 2019, European Review of Private Law Volume 29, Issue 2 (2021) pp 393–398.

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