oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - On pre-Digests



Extracted from text ... ON PRE-DIGESTS David Pugsley (University of Exeter) It is often worth while to read the works of unorthodox scholars and heretics. The advantage of heretics is that they have been thinking. It is possible to agree with a theory without thinking at all, to agree with a theory for the reasons given by its author. It is difficult to disagree with a theory without thinking, without re-examining the evidence and the arguments. Bluhme's Massentheorie, first published in 1820, 1 quickly became the standard, orthodox account of the compilation of Justinian's Digest, but there have always been some people ..


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