Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205537

Category: History

Page: 768

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When Justinian became sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire in A.D. 527, he ordered the preparation of three compilations of Roman law that together formed the Corpus Juris Civilis. These works have become known individually as the Code, which collected the legal pronouncements of the Roman emperors, the Institutes, an elementary student's textbook, and the Digest, by far the largest and most highly prized of the three compilations. The Digest was assembled by a team of sixteen academic lawyers commissioned by Justinian in 533 to cull everything of value from earlier Roman law. It was for centuries the focal point of legal education in the West and remains today an unprecedented collection of the commentaries of Roman jurists on the civil law. Commissioned by the Commonwealth Fund in 1978, Alan Watson assembled a team of thirty specialists to produce this magisterial translation, which was first completed and published in 1985 with Theodor Mommsen's Latin text of 1878 on facing pages. This paperback edition presents a corrected English-language text alone, with an introduction by Alan Watson. Links to the three other volumes in the set: Volume 1 [Books 1-15] Volume 2 [Books 16-29] Volume 4 [Books 41-50]
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Author: Charles Henry Monro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107657768

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Originally published in 1903, this two-volume work contains an English translation of the first fifteen books of the Digest of Justinian, which formed one part of Roman civil law. Monro uses the Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen, and translates Latin legal terms by using explanatory substitute words, not by giving the nearest approximation of the idea in English law. Volume One contains the translation of the first six books of the Digest. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in late Roman law or the history of law in Europe.
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Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult

Author: Justinian

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961368

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.
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Containing an Account of Its Composition and of the Jurists Used Or Referred to Therein, Together with a Full Commentary on One Title (De Usufructu)

Author: Henry John Roby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108018246

Category: History

Page: 546

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A detailed discussion, analysis and guide to studying Justinian's Digesta, first published in 1884.
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Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult

Author: Justinian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140443436

Category: History

Page: 191

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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.
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Author: Charles Henry Monro,W W 1859-1946 Buckland,Emperor of the East 483?-5 Justinian I

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342644599

Category:

Page: 442

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Character and Compilation

Author: Tony Honoré

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199593302

Category: History

Page: 238

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This book collects Honoré's groundbreaking work on the composition of Justinian's Digest, among the most important texts in Roman Law. It reconstructs the methodology of the Digest's composition, and examines the broader issues raised by the Digest's creation - how it was conceived by its compilers, its purpose, and its impact.
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Author: John Baron Moyle

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771852

Category: History

Page: 220

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Moyle, J.B. The Institutes of Justinian. Translated into English with an Index. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. viii, 220 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001041401. ISBN 1-58477-185-2. Cloth. $90. * An English translation, with a thorough index, of Justinian's Institutes. After assuming the throne of the East Roman or Byzantine Empire in 527, Justinian (Favius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus) [A.D. 483-565] sought to revise the most important legal writings of the original republic and empire, including the body of laws that had accumulated during the last 300 years. His revision of the Institutes of Gaius [c.A.D. 115-c.180] is perhaps the most significant volume to emerge from this program. Written around A.D. 161, it is an elementary treatise on Roman private law that served as a standard text for 300 years. Justinian's revision brought the original up to date while maintaining its qualities of clear exposition and perspicuous judgment. It was later combined with three other revisions, the Digest, Code, and Novels to form the Corpus Juris Civilis, a profound influence on European law from the tenth century onwards. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 511, 696.
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Author: Thomas Collett Sandars

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584777265

Category: History

Page: 608

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Reprint of the seventh and final edition of one of the finest translations of the Institutes. The work includes Latin and English text with English commentary. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, it restated all existing Roman law. Rediscovered during the late middle ages, it has been the central textbook of Roman law ever since.
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Author: Bruce W. Frier,Serena Connolly,Simon Corcoran,Michael Hewson Crawford,John Noel Dillon,Dennis P. Kehoe,Noel Emmanuel Lenski,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Charles F. Pazdernik,Benet Salway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0521196825

Category: History

Page: 2023

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"The Codex of Justinian is, together with the Digest, the core of the great Byzantine compilation of Roman law called the Corpus Iuris Civilis. The Codex gathers legal proclamations issued by Roman Emperors from the second to the sixth centuries C.E. Its influence on subsequent legal development in the Medieval and Early Modern world has been almost incalculable. But the Codex has not, until now, been credibly translated into English. This translation, with a facing Latin and Greek text (from Paul Kruger's ninth edition of the Codex), is based on one made by Justice Fred Blume in the 1920s, but left unpublished for almost a century. It is accompanied by introductions explaining the background of the translation, a bibliography and glossary, and notes that help in understanding the text. Anyone with an interest in the Codex, whether an interested novice or a professional historian, will find ample assistance here"--
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Author: Justinian I (Emperor of the East)

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801494000

Category: Law

Page: 160

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Author: Ulrich Manthe

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692915

Category: History

Page: 127

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Zum Buch Das Rechtswesen der Römer bildete eine der tragenden Säulen des Imperium Romanum und erlangte schließlich einen so hohen Entwicklungsgrad, daß es in Teilen weit über die Antike hinaus in Geltung blieb. Das Römische Recht prägte nicht nur während des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit die Rechtsordnungen in vielen Ländern Europas, seine Wirkungsmacht ist vielmehr bis auf den heutigen Tag erkennbar geblieben. Kenntnis und Verständnis dieses überzeitlichen Kulturgutes sind daher nicht nur für den angehenden Juristen, sondern letztlich auch für jeden historisch Interessierten unverzichtbar. Ulrich Manthe hat in dem vorliegenden, ausgezeichnet verständlichen und anregenden Buch die Entwicklung des Römischen Rechts von den frühesten Anfängen bis zur Spätantike beschrieben und erklärt sowie die großen Linien der Rezeptionsgeschichte aufgezeigt. Verweise auf moderne Rechtsnormen veranschaulichen das Nachleben antik-römischer Rechtsgelehrsamkeit.
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