CINUS DE PISTORIO: CODICEM

MS 209/04
MS Short Title CINUS DE PISTORIO: CODICEM
Text CINUS DE PISTORIO: LECTURA IN CODICEM
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, 1st half of 14th c., 1 f., 31x27 cm, 2 columns, (24x19 cm remaining), 65 lines remaining in Italian Bolognese Gothic book script of medium quality, chapter headings in red, initials in alternate red and blue with penwork. 3 6-line initials elaborate painted against ornate square grounds.
Provenance 1. Francesco Radaeli, Milano (1985); 2. Bernard Rosenthal, San Francisco.
Commentary

Codicis or Codex constitutionum (The Justinian code) comprises the statutes of the Roman emperors from Hadrian to Justinian. It was completed in 529 and came in the final revised edition in 534. The position of the emperor with unlimited legislative, executive, and judicial power is implicit throughout the code.

Numerous provisions serve to secure Christianity as the sole state religion of the Empire. The other parts of Corpus Juris Civilis, the basics of Western laws up to the present, are: The Digesta or Pandectae covering all aspects of civil law, Institutionum (manual for jurists, a general survey of Roman law) and the novellae leges (new laws issued from 535-565). Cinus de Pistorio (Cino Sighibuldi da Pistoia, 1270-1336) was besides legal commentator, also poet and friend of Dante.

Place of origin Italy
Dates 1st half 14c AD

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