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The Justinian Code

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Catherine Kim

on 22 March 2013

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The Justinian Code The Justinian Code Emperor Justinian the First brought together
the entire tradition of Roman law in one set
of books, known as the Justinian Code. The
Justinian Code was part of a collection of
Roman law known as the Corpus
Juris Civilis. It is recognized as
one of the greatest Roman
contributions to civilization. The Four Parts Of The Justinian Code The Justinian Code has four parts. The Institutes,
the Digest, the Codex and the Novels. The
Institutes served as a textbook in law for
students and lawyers. The Digest
was a casebook covering many
trials and decisions. The Codex
was a collection of statutes and
principles, and the Novels
contained new proposed laws. How The Justinian Code Was Developed The Justinian Code was drawn up by a committee of
leading lawyers who were appointed by Emperor
Justinian the First in 528 A.D. The laws emanated from the
Emperors themselves formed the Code. Another committee
collected and removed contradictions from writings of the
foremost Roman legal experts to form the Digest. The mass
of Roman legal material that had been
accumulated was not available, but the
Justinian Code had simplified it so
that it would be available. Bibliography www.worldbookonline.com/
Great Empires of the Past - By: Michael Burgan
Encyplopedia Americana Importance To Ancient Civilization The Justinian Code helped improve imperial legislation, omitting obsolete enactments, eliminating contradictions and making necessary additions and consolidations. The Justinian Code simplified the laws do that the laws were better understood. The Justinian Code was also used in the Catholic Church. When used in the
Catholic Church, preists used it for church laws. Impact On The Modern World The Justinian Code has served as a basis for the law
codes of many countries. For example, the Justinian Code
is the basis of state law in Louisiana of the United States.
One major part of the law is about marriage. Any marriage must be recognized with a ceremony or at least have a record of the marriage. When you are married, the man and women are to live in an indivisible union unless the man and women have legalized the separation. Stating in systematic form, the results of a millennium of Roman law, it has served the basis for modern civil law. Fun Facts The Justinian Code was given statutory authority in 533 – 534 A.D.
During the Middle Ages, the Justinian Code was only used by the Catholic Church, which made it part of church laws and handed down through the centuries.
In the sixth century, the Justinian Code placed some limits on who could marry. This prevented children from being betrothed or married at a young age. The Justinian Code is an example of human creativity because it was an advancement in religion and language
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