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Codex (Corpus juris civilis)

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Uniform title headingCodex (Corpus juris civilis)
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Variant(s)Corpus juris civilis. Codex
Codex constitutionum
Codex repetitae praelectionis
Codex Iustinianus
Codex Justinianus
Code (Corpus juris civilis)
Form of workCodices (Law)
Beginning date0592
Found inRévigny, J. de. Petri de Bella Perthica ... Lectura i[n]signis et fecunda super prima[-secunda] parte Codicis Dominis Iustiniani, 1519.
LC data base, 8-27-85 (hdg.: Corpus juris civilis. Codex)
Columbia encycl.: under Corpus juris civilis (the Codex or Code, a collection of imperial legislation since the time of Hadrian; one of 4 parts of the Corpus juris compiled by order of Justinian I)
Oxford companion to law (Codex Justinianus; in A.D. 528 Justinian appointed a commission to recompile into one document all the valid imperial constitutions, with power to omit obsolete ones and to resolve conflicts; the code was published in 529, and remained in force until 534; save for fragments it has not survived; in 534 a new code, taking into account the changes caused by the subsequent compilation of the Justinian Digesta and Institutiones and taking into account new legislation since 529, prepared by a second Justinian commission, was published in supersession of the original codex; it was therefore entitled Codex repetitae praelectionis; it comprises 12 books; in later times the last 3 books became separated from the first 9 and were combined with the Institutiones and the Authenticum [and other texts; see authority record for Corpus juris civilis] in a volume called the Volumen or Volumen parvum)
Encyc. Britannica: Micropaedia, V, p. 645 (Codex constitutionum issued in 529 in 10 books; revised version, Codex repetitae praelectionis, issued 534, has 12 books; article refers to the work as Codex)
Encyc. Americana, 1983: XXIII, p. 643 (Code (Codex), in 12 books)
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