Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dingledy on the Corpus Juris Civilis

Frederick W. Dingledy, College of William & Mary Law Library, has posted The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide to Its History and Use, which is forthcoming in the Legal Reference Services Quarterly 35 (2016): 231-255:
The Corpus Juris Civilis is indispensable for Roman law research. It is a vital pillar of modern law in many European nations, and influential in other countries. Scholars and lawyers still refer to it today. This valuable publication, however, may seem impenetrable at first, and references to it can be hard to decipher or detect. This guide provides a history of the Corpus Juris Civilis and the forms it has taken, states why it is still an important resource today, and offers some tips and tools for research using it.
Update: The final version of the article is available from the LRSQ's website.