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Understanding the Theodosian Code

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD

Published in print May 1998 | ISBN: 9780198260783
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0006
Understanding the Theodosian Code

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This chapter discusses the Theodosian Code. Along with this discussion, the chapter also presents certain aspects of the Code that bear on how it should be understood and interpreted. These include the aims and designs of the Code, the laws the commissioners collected and from which sources these laws were gathered, the initiative for law-making and the inputs into these laws, and how these were edited by the compilers of the Code.

Keywords: Theodosian Code; aspects; aims; designs; laws; sources; inputs; compilers

Chapter.  17097 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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