Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Maimonides the UniversalistThe Ethical Horizons of the Mishneh Torah$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Menachem Kellner and David Gillis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764555

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 29 June 2022

Acquisition

Acquisition

Slavery versus Universal Humanity

Chapter:
(p.235) Chapter Twelve Acquisition
Source:
Maimonides the Universalist
Author(s):
Menachem Kellner, David Gillis
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764555.003.0013

This chapter focuses on the Book of Acquisition (Sefer kinyan), which covers the law of contract and of property. It discusses the first section of the Book of Acquisition, Laws of Sale, that contains various mechanisms for acquiring real estate, chattels, slaves, and animals, and on fairness in sale transactions. It also explains the Laws of Acquisition and Gifts, which is about the acquisitions in which there is no consideration, such as the seizure of ownerless property and of gifts. The chapter talks about Laws of Neighbours, which deals with rights and obligations between owners and occupiers of neighbouring homes and fields. It points out that the Laws of Agents and Partners covers agency and partnerships in trade, while the Laws of Slaves, the final section of the Book of Acquisition, includes transactions in and treatment of Jewish and non-Jewish slaves.

Keywords:   Book of Acquisition, Sefer kinyan, sale transactions, slaves, real estate, chattels, contract, property

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.