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Justinian’S Code

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Justinian’s Code poses a very different set of problems from those involved in the study of the Institutes. This chapter resumes where Paul Krüger left off in the 1870s, but with a very different set of concerns. Whereas he was principally concerned with establishing the text of the Code, the objective is to explicate what happened to it during the Middle Ages. This purpose requires close attention to the manuscripts, which themselves are the main witnesses to the effort that went into acquiring and circulating the text of Justinian’s Code. The chapter shows that none of Justinian’s other works lies closer than the Code to the revival of legal learning in the eleventh century. Redating the Pistoia Epitome Codicis to the eleventh century significantly alters the chronological framework within which the Epitome has been discussed.

Keywords: Justinian’s code; Paul Krüger; Pistoia Epitome Codicis



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