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Introduction

Tony Honoré

in Justinian's Digest: Character and Compilation

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199593309
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593309.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to assess the character of Justinian's Digest and to provide up-to-date information about its compilation. Given its importance in western and, by derivation, worldwide history it is remarkable how rare have been the attempts to provide a coherent picture of these matters. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Justinian; Digest; Corpus Iuris Civilis; law

Chapter.  2808 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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