Judging by the Book: Christian Codices and Late Antique Legal Culture


Digest called a “Christian Law Book” despite paradoxical fact that its 50 books



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Digest called a “Christian Law Book” despite paradoxical fact that its 50 books contained no clearly stated Christian precepts whatsoever.
Thus, C/H maintains that Christian “authority” of Digest was not achieved by Christianization of principles of classical Roman jurisprudence; rather, it was created by “…enveloping classical books of Roman jurists WITHIN A NEW ORDER OF TEXTS.”
C/H suggests that Digest serves as a “…salutary reminder” of how meaning of texts can be altered by their COPYING, RESTRUCTURING, AND COMPLEX “SHUFFLING … INTO A NEW MONUMENTAL PHYSICAL FORM.”



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