Corpus Juris Civilis in III Partes Distinctum. Quibus quae Contineantur, Proxima a Praesatione Ostendit Pagina

Corpus juris civilis in III partes distinctum. Quibus quae contineantur, proxima a praesatione ostendit pagina. His omnibus adiectus est commentarius, quo inter caetera variae electiones, leges similes, contrariae, abrogatae, verborum legumq

Justinian; Antoine Le Conte; Denys Godefroy; Theodor Streitman

Francofurti ad Moenum ex officina Ioannis Wecheli, 1587

Folio. Title page in red and black, Later mottled calf, raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, leather spine label. Rubbing, modern restoration to leather. Contemporary signature to front flyleaf and title. Title page creased and tender. Moderate toning, contemporary ink underscoring. Scattered spotting.

The Corpus Juris (or Iuris) Civilis ("Body of Civil Law") is a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. Its influence on common law legal systems has been much smaller, although some basic concepts from the Corpus have survived through Norman law such as the contrast, especially in the Institutes, between statute and custom. The Corpus continues to have a major influence on public international law. Its four parts thus constitute the foundation documents of the Western legal tradition. In the Renaissance, Justinian’s Code was translated into vernacular languages and formed the base for the legal system for the majority of countries up until the 19th century.

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