Corpus Iuris Civilis. Codicibus veteribus manusscriptis et optimis quibusque editionibus collatis. Recensuit Georgius Christianus Gebauer. Curavit Georgius Augustus Spangenberg.
Published by Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1776
The 1-st volume
The Corpus Juris (or Iuris) Civilis ("Body of Civil Law") is the modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Byzantine Emperor. It is also sometimes referred to metonymically after one of its parts, the Code of Justinian.
The Corpus continues to have a major influence on public international law. Its four parts thus constitute the foundation documents of the Western legal tradition. The legal thinking behind the Corpus Juris Civilis served as the backbone of the single largest legal reform of the modern age.
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