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    DescriptionWhen Justinian became sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire in A.D. 527, he ordered the preparation of three compilations of Roman law that together formed the Corpus Juris Civilis. These works have become known individually as the Code, which collected the legal pronouncements of the Roman emperors, the Institutes, an elementary student's textbook, and the Digest, by far the largest and most highly prized of the three compilations. The Digest was assembled by a team of sixteen academic lawyers commissioned by Justinian in 533 to cull everything of value from earlier Roman law. It was for centuries the focal point of legal education in the West and remains today an unprecedented collection of the commentaries of Roman jurists on the civil law. Commissioned by the Commonwealth Fund in 1978, Alan Watson assembled a team of thirty specialists to produce this magisterial translation, which was first completed and published in 1985 with Theodor Mommsen's Latin text of 1878 on facing pages. This paperback edition presents a corrected English-language text alone, with an introduction by Alan Watson. Links to the three other volumes in the set: Volume 2 [Books 16-29] Volume 3 [Books 30-40] Volume 4 [Books 41-50]


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    Title
    The Digest of Justinian: v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alan Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812220339
    ISBN 10: 0812220331
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: LAFR
    B&T Approval Code: A39303040
    DC22: 340.54
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    Thema V1.0: LAZ, NHDA
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    12 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania
    Author Information
    Alan Watson, Earnest P. Rogers Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, is the author of many books in legal history, including Rome of the Twelve Tables; Roman Slave Law; and Sources of Law, Legal Change, and Ambiguity, the last published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
    Review quote
    "A major achievement, and an event of the first importance."-Journal of Legal History "Definitive."-The Retainer "A landmark."-Religious Studies Review "Superb."-Texas Bar Journal