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The Codex of Justinian 3 Volume Hardback Set: A New Annotated Translation, with Parallel Latin and Greek Text

Edited by: Bruce W. Frier

ISBN13: 9780521196826
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 3 Volumes
Price: £450.00

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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 compiles legal proclamations issued by Roman emperors from the second to the sixth centuries CE. 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text (from Paul Kruger's ninth edition of the Codex), is based on one made by Justice Fred Blume in the 1920s, but left unpublished for almost a century.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.

Roman Law and Greek Law
Volume 1: Justice Fred H. Blume and the translation of Justinian's Codex Timothy Kearley
Revising Justice Blume's translation of Justinian's Codex Bruce W. Frier
The Codex of Justinian: the life of a text through fifteen hundred years Simon Corcoran
The Codex of Justinian: text and translation: the introductory constitutions John Noel Dillon and Bruce W. Frier
First book John Noel Dillon
Second book Bruce W. Frier
Third book Serena Connolly.

Volume 2: Fourth book Dennis P. Kehoe
Fifth book Thomas A. J. McGinn
Sixth book Simon Corcoran, Michael Crawford, Benet Salway, Bruce W. Frier, Dennis P. Kehoe and Thomas A. J. McGinn
Seventh book Noel Lenski.

Volume 3: Eighth book Bruce W. Frier
Ninth book Thomas A. J. McGinn
Tenth book Dennis P. Kehoe
Eleventh book Dennis P. Kehoe
Twelfth book Charles F. Pazdernik
Glossary of Roman law terms
Constitutions listed in chronological order.