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Justinian's Digest: Character and Compilation
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Justinian's Digest: Character and Compilation

Tony Honoré

Abstract

This book is a study of the character and compilation of Justinian's Digest, the main volume of Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis (528–534 ad). This is often considered as one of the most influential works in the history of Western culture. It remains significant, partly because it is still a part of the law in six countries in Southern Africa, and partly because of its role in the evolution over 1,500 years of the theory and practice of human rights. The book gives a detailed account of the probable methods used in the compilation of the Digest and distinguishes the respective roles of imperia ... More

Keywords: Justinian, Digest, Corpus Iuris Civilis, law, Southern Africa, human rights, impact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593309
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593309.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Honoré, author
Emeritus Regius Professor of Civil Law, Oxford University
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