Novellarum Constitutionum DN Iustiniani Principis, Quae Exstant..
by Justinian I, Emperor of the East; Holoander, Greg
1548. Paris, 1548.. Paris, 1548. A Respected Edition of the Novels Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Holoander, Gregor [1501-1531], Editor and Annotator. Novellarum Constitutionum DN. Iustiniani Principis, Quae Exstant, Et ut Exstant, Volumen. Appositi Sunt Item Canones Sanctorum Apostolorum per Clementum in Unum Congesti, Gregorio Haloandro Interprete. Accesserunt et Haec, Feudorum Libri Duo. Constitutiones Lotharii, Conradi, Friderichi, Et Henrici Imp. De Pace Constantiae. Paris: Apud Carolam Guillard, 1548. [viii], 367 ff. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Later three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, hand-lettered title to spine, endpapers renewed, title page re-hinged. Light soiling and spotting to spine, some rubbing to extremities, a few cracks to text block. Light toning to text, very faint dampstaining in places to foot of text block, early inkspots to a few leaves, light soiling and dampstaining to title page. $750. * Along with the Institutes, Code and Digest, the Novels is one of the writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis. The first three books were commissioned by the Justinian I in 530CE. The Code is the restated code of law, the Digest is a compilation of legal opinions and the Institutes is an introductory textbook on the Code. The Novels is a compilation of laws enacted after the publication of the Code. The subsequent influence of these books on European jurisprudence is difficult to overestimate. Haloander was one of the great sixteenth-century authorities on Roman law. His edition of the Novels includes the Peace of Constantine (Edict of Milan), the act that recognized the legitimacy of Christianity in the Roman Empire, edicts of the Holy Roman Emperors Henry VI [reigned 1165-1197], Frederick II [reigned 1194-1250] and a collection of papal legislation falsely attributed to Pope Clement I [reigned 88-99CE], the so-called "False Decretals." Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe J675.
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