Justinians Digest: Character and Compilation

Hardcover | August 29, 2010

byTony Honore

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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 apart of the law in six countries in Southern Africa, and partly because of its role in the evolution over fifteen hundred years of the theory and practice of human rights - a theme explored in Professor Honore's previous book studying Ulpian (2nd ed, OUP 2002).The book gives a detailed account of the probable methods used in the compilation of the Digest and distinguishes the respective roles of imperial ministers, law professors, and advocates. It also 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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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 apart of the law in six countries in Southern...

Tony Honore is the Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford University. A Professor Emeritus of All Souls College, Professor Honore has been teaching at Oxford for over sixty years. He is the author over twenty books on legal philosophy, trust law, and Roman legal history, including (with H.L.A. Hart) Causation in the Law, two editio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:August 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199593302

ISBN - 13:9780199593309

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1. Introduction2. How Tribonian organised the Compilation of Justinian's Digest3. The Distribution of Authors and Works to the Committees4. Editing the Digest5. Late Arrivals: The Appendix Reconsidered6. Some Digest Texts of Ulpian Attributed to PaulAddendum A: Bluhme-Krueger Ordo (updated)Addendum B: Schedule of displaced textsBibliographyIndex of Texts