Corpus Juris Civilis

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Justinian I depictit on a mosaic in the kirk o San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

The Corpus Juris (or Iuris) Civilis ("Bouk o Ceevil Law") is the modren name[1] for a collection o fundamental warks in jurisprudence, issued frae 529 tae 534 bi order o Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is an aa whiles referred tae as the Code o Justinian, awtho this name belangs mair properly tae the pairt teetled Codex Justinianus.

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  1. The name "Corpus Juris Civilis" occurs for the first time in 1583 as the teetle o a complete edeetion o the Justinianic code bi Dionysius Godofredus. (Kunkel, W. An Introduction to Roman Legal and Constitutional History. Oxford 1966 (translatit intae Inglis bi J.M. Kelly), p. 157, n. 2)