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New Book on Byzantine Law: A Sourcebook on Byzantine Law, the first book in English providing a wide range of Byzantine legal sources

Date of news: 22 November 2022

Daphne Penna and Roos Meijering published their book ‘A Sourcebook on Byzantine Law. Illustrating Byzantine Law through the Sources’ which is the first book in English providing a wide range of Byzantine legal sources.

In six chapters, this book explains and illustrates Byzantine law through a selection of fundamental Byzantine legal sources, beginning with the sources before the time of Justinian, and extending up to AD 1453. For all sources English translations are provided next to the original Greek (and Latin) text. In some cases, tables or other features are included that help further elucidate the source and illustrate its nature. The volume offers a clear yet detailed primer to Byzantine law, its sources, and its significance. For more information see the following link where you can also you can download the preliminary material of the book, including the contents:

A Sourcebook on Byzantine Law – Illustrating Byzantine Law through the Sources | Brill