Introduction: The institutes of justinian

Jan M. Broekman, Larry Cata Backer

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Justinian (482“565 BC), a Roman Emperor residing in Constantinople with the strong desire to re-unite the Roman Empire with Rome as its capital, ordered a new body of law, called the Corpus Iuris Civilis, long before the diversification between Civil- and Common Law. He wanted to establish a re-ordering of centuries old Roman Law, to eliminate what was no longer effective in the prevailing discourse of law, and to initiate a Code which could function as the sole source of (legal) authority. The first three books of that Code were on Persons, Things, and Obligations. This division in the internal order of legal issues survived millennia; its force of power was in effect until the end of the 10th century and is still in shape when legal thought patterns are at issue. No wonder, that semiotic legal studies accepted this ordering of facts, as the Editorial 6 underlines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSigns in Law - A Source Book
Subtitle of host publicationThe Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages155-158
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319098371
ISBN (Print)9783319098364
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Roman World
Economics
Law
Roman Empire
civil law
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diversification
semiotics
obligation
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Broekman, J. M., & Backer, L. C. (2015). Introduction: The institutes of justinian. In Signs in Law - A Source Book: The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III (pp. 155-158). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09837-1_19
Broekman, Jan M. ; Backer, Larry Cata. / Introduction : The institutes of justinian. Signs in Law - A Source Book: The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 155-158
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Signs in Law - A Source Book: The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 155-158.

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Broekman JM, Backer LC. Introduction: The institutes of justinian. In Signs in Law - A Source Book: The Semiotics of Law in Legal Education III. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 155-158 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09837-1_19