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The 16 papers during this quantity examine the hyperlinks among legislations and society in the course of past due Antiquity (260-640 CE). at the one hand, they give thought to how social alterations corresponding to the barbarian cost and the increase of the Christian church ended in the production of latest resources of criminal authority, akin to neighborhood and "vulgar" legislation, barbarian legislations codes, and canon legislations. at the different, they examine the interrelationship among criminal concepts and social swap.

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Lxxxvi–lxxxvii, , –. , CTh . . ; . . –; . . –; . . –, –. There is some doubt as to their exact location, and indeed as to the order of titles, in this part of the Theodosian vs Code x. For interpolations in the Breviarium, see T. Mommsen, ‘Interpolationen im Theodosischen Breviar’, Neues Archiv der Gesellschaft für ältere deutsche Geschichtskunde,  (), –. 9 The Interpretationes of the Breviarium  continuing tradition of juristic comment on the Theodosian Code in the later fifth century, and there is no reason why there should not have been, the interpretationes are to be connected explicitly with the composition of the Breviarium.

CTh . . 11 The interpretatio to this law commented on the jurists referred to in it (Papinian, Paul, Gaius, Ulpian, Modestinus, and others whom they cited), and added that ‘Gregorianus and Hermogenianus’—who were referred to as if they were individual jurists rather than the compilers of Codes—were ratified in the Theodosian Code by an earlier law entitled ‘De constitutionibus principum et edictis’ (‘On the constitutions of emperors and on edicts’). This reference is to CTh . . 12 The interpretatio is doubly perplexing.

On the remarriage of widows, see LB  with CTh . . –; on divorce, LB . – with CTh . . ; on marriage without parental consent, LB .  with LRB . ; CTh . . ; but this may equally well have been influenced by Visigothic law (to which the Burgundian Code is indebted for many rules), Lex Vis. . . . 16 For the Lex salica, see also Pearson in this volume. 17 For this question, see A. C. Murray, Germanic Kinship Structure: Studies in Law and Society in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Toronto, ), –; and C.

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