Byzantine Law


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Byzantine Law

 

the law effective in the Byzantine Empire (sixth to 15th centuries). Byzantine law was characterized by the parallel action of the statutes of church and secular law combined in particular collections, the Nomocanons. The historical significance of Byzantine law is defined by the role that Byzantium played in Europe and partly in Asia. Feudal law in Armenia and Georgia borrowed heavily from Byzantine law. The basic sources of Byzantine law were the laws promulgated by the emperors and the Code of Justinian, which served as the basis for further codifications. Later law codes included the Procheiros nomos and the Ecloga.

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6) She also frequently mentions Russia's Byzantine heritage and the Byzantine law handbooks available starting as early as the 13 th century.
Based on the equality of everyone before the throne of God, taking Scripture as its charter, and preferring a conciliar and ecumenical model to a monarchial one, the early church was able to soften the harshness of late Roman and Byzantine law, transforming an instrument of retribution into one of correction, and raising a persecuted minority into a symphonic partner for the ordering of society.
Above all, Charlemagne's sons, the Frank kings of the divided Western empire, did not have a common purpose and the equivalent of the Byzantine law or skilled government administration, and it was not surprising that in such a climate the Western bishops had to exercise their own military power to defend their property and subjects.
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An important dimension of the emperor's part was his quality of interpreter, because he was the only one who could judge a matter when the assignations of the Byzantine law corpus were not clear enough.
Miller's demonstration that Byzantine law inherited and developed the Roman law of guardianship (tutela), only gradually rescinding, for example, the classical prohibition on a woman acting as a guardian to her own children or siblings.
Greek religious women lending money at interest may indeed constitute an argument for the persistence of Byzantine law under Venetian colonial rule.
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The latter had the great merit of having ensured the transition from custom law to written law, but they were mostly translations of Byzantine laws.
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