The Theodosian Code: Studies in the Imperial Law of Late Antiquity

The Theodosian Code: Studies in the Imperial Law of Late Antiquity

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Edited by Jill Harries, Edited by Ian Wood


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  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
  • Format: Paperback | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853997404
  • ISBN 13: 9781853997402
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Sales rank: 844,915

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The Theodosian Code, put together under the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II, is a compliation of the laws dating from 312 to 438 AD, when the code was published. It brought order to a vast unmanageable body of law and formed part of the basis for the sixth-century Institutes of Justinian, fundamental to later jurisprudence. This book is an important collection of articles, well established as an essential resource for students of Roman law, long unavailable and here published in paperback for the first time with a new preface and updated bibliography. Contributors: Simon Corcoran; Brian Croke; Judith Evans Grubbs; Jill Harries; Tony Honore; David Hunt; John Matthews; Boudewijn Sirks; Mark Vessey; Dafydd Walters; Ian Wood.

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Jill Harries is Professor of Ancient History, University of St Andrews. Ian Wood is Professor of Early Medieval History, University of Leeds.

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... uses various methodological approaches (history, law, stylistic analysis, textual criticism) by specialists from different backgrounds (classics, English, history and law) ... [the] best recent collection of articles in English on the Theodosian code ... a fundamental addition to any college library as well as of interest to anyone concerned with Roman law or late antique history.