Above The Law

As one authorized historian wrote, “Justinian consciously seemed again to the golden age of Roman law and aimed to revive it to the peak it had reached three centuries before.” The Justinian Code remained in pressure within the East until the autumn of the Byzantine Empire. Western Europe, meanwhile, relied on a combine of the Theodosian Code and Germanic customary law till the Justinian Code was rediscovered in the 11th century, and scholars at the University of Bologna used it to interpret their own legal guidelines. Both these codes influenced closely not only the law systems of the nations in continental Europe (e.g. Greece), but additionally the Japanese and Korean legal traditions. Today, nations which have civil law techniques vary from Russia] and Turkey to most of Central and Latin America. Hegel believed that civil society and the state have been polar opposites, within the scheme of his dialectic concept …