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The Digest of Justinian: Volume 1 - Books 1-15

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Edited by: Alan Watson

ISBN13: 9780812220339
Published: April 2009
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £23.00



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This new paperback edition presents a corrected English-language text alone, with an introduction by Alan Watson.

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.

Series: Justinian

The Digest of Justinian: Volume 2 - Books 16-29
Edited by: Alan Watson
ISBN 9780812220346
Published April 2009
University of Pennsylvania Press
£23.00
The Digest of Justinian: Volume 3 - Books 30-40
Edited by: Alan Watson
ISBN 9780812220353
Published April 2009
University of Pennsylvania Press
£23.00
The Digest of Justinian: Volume 4 - Books 42-50
Edited by: Alan Watson
ISBN 9780812220360
Published April 2009
University of Pennsylvania Press
£23.00
The Digest of Justinian ISBN 9780812216363
Published December 1997
University of Pennsylvania Press
Out of print