IUSTINIANUS: DIGESTUM NOVUM

MS 219
MS Short Title IUSTINIANUS: DIGESTUM NOVUM
Text IUSTINIANUS: DIGESTUM NOVUM CUM GLOSSA, BOOKS 12 - 13
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Bologna (?), Italy, 1325-1350, 1 f., 34x26 cm, 2 columns of text, (23x13 cm), 44 lines, and 2 columns of gloss (29x21 cm), 87 lines, in a formal rotunda Gothic book script, 14 1- to 3-line initials in blue with flourishes, 1 in red, miniature of a King in Judgement in colours against an orange-pink diapered background within an arcaded frame of blue, green and gold, with grotesque figures, birdlike figures with human heads on all sides, other illustration of the border and spray extensions include animal and bird heads.
Provenance 1. Bruce Ferrini Cat. 1(1987):4.
Commentary Digestum novum is the third of the 3 parts (Digestum vetus, Infortiatum, and Digestum novum) that constitute the Digesta or Pandectae (covering all aspects of civil laws), and which is the main body of Justinian's Corpus Juris Civilis from 529-534, the basics of Western laws up to the present. Corpus Juris Civilis also comprised Codex constitutionum (imperial statutes), Institutionum (manual for jurists, a general survey of Roman law) and the novellae leges (new laws issued from 535-565).
Place of origin Italy
Dates 1325 - 1350 AD

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