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INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH WITH AN INDEX


Item #: 6437
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2002.

Subjects: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, LEGAL HISTORY

An English translation, with a thorough index, ofJustinian's Institutes. After assuming the throne of theEast Roman or Byzantine Empire in 527, Justinian sought torevise the most important legal writings of the originalrepublic and empire, including the body of laws that hadaccumulated during the last 300 years. His revision of theInstitutes of Gaius is perhaps the most significant volumeto emerge from this program. Written around A.D. 161, it isan elementary treatise on Roman private law that served as astandard text for 300 years. Justinian's revision broughtthe original up to date while maintaining its qualities ofclear exposition and perspicuous judgement.Reprinted by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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