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Justinian's Code of Law

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Katy Cook

on 3 December 2012

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Justinian's Code of Law Justinian's code influenced European laws greatly in the fact that he was the first to institute a somewhat fair and just legal system. Justinian created a simple and clear code of Roman law. Justinian also constructed various grand churches to show the association between church and state including Hagia Sophia. Justinian wanted to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory. What is the lasting impact on society today? The lasting impact of Justinian's Code of Laws is justice. Which is interpreted in our legal system today with many other key ideas of Justinian's code. Differences between the eastern and western parts of the empire? The eastern side of the empire carried out with the law. The western side of the empire did not follow the laws set in place and went through a lawless time. The overall concept of Justinian's Code of Law and lasting impact in European government? Sources What did he do during his rule? "Justinian I." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 29 Nov. 2012 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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http://thesaurus.com/ Justinian was the Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565. Justinian was born in Macedonian Balkans. His uncle, Justin I, brought him to be schooled in Constantinople. His uncle also helped him gain higher power in the military. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire was thriving. After the fall, Justinian had came to power in the Eastern Roman Empire. Who was Justinian?
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