What Did Justinian's Codification of Roman Law Result In?


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The Codex Justinianus, or the Code of Justinian, is a collection of essential Roman jurisprudence works issued by order of Emperor Justinian I in the sixth century that has a major influence on public law across Europe. Justinian's codification of Roman Law is often considered the foundation of Western legal tradition.

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Justinian planned the codification of Roman Law in three parts: the "Code," which is a compilation of imperial enactments; the "Digests," which contains the main writings of Roman jurists; and the "Institutes," which is a textbook for law students. Tribonian, an influential official at Justinian's court, directed and supervised the work.

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