Justinian I, Emperor of the East. Krueger, Paul. Mommsen, Theodor. Schoell, Rudolf. Kroll, Wilhelm. Corpus Iuris Civilis. Originally published: Berlin: Apud Weidmannos, 1895. 3 Vols. 8-1/2" x 11." xxxii, 882; xxx, 513; xvi, 810 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13:9781584779780; ISBN-10: 1584779780. Hardcover. New. $295. * Reprint of the standard Latin language edition of the Corpus Juris Civilis and the basis for all modern English translations. Originally published from 1872 to 1895, this is one of the finest examples of German philology and legal scholarship. In this edition, sometimes called the "Berlin Edition," Krueger edited the Institutes, Mommsen edited the Digest; the Code and Novels were edited by Schoell and Kroll. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis reformed, restated and preserved Roman law. Its subsequent influence on European and international jurisprudence is difficult to overestimate. It has four components. The Code is the reformed legal system. The Institutes is an elementary textbook about it. The Digest is a collection of commentary by leading jurisconsults. The Novels is a compilation of laws and amendments subsequent to the Code.
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