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dc.contributor.authorHumfress, Caroline
dc.identifier.citationHumfress , C 2016 , ' Ordering divine knowledge in late Roman legal discourse ' , COLLeGIUM , vol. 20 , pp. 160-176 . < >en
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 215475897
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7059-4455/work/40318665
dc.descriptionISBN: 9789515120243. 'Emperors and the Divine – Rome and its Influence', Edited by Maijastina Kahlosen
dc.description.abstractIn the celebrated words of the Severan jurist Ulpian – echoed three hundred years later in the opening passages of Justinian’s Institutes – knowledge of the law entails knowledge of matters both human and divine. This essay explores how relations between the human and divine were structured and ordered in the Imperial codex of Theodosius II (438 CE). Deliberately side stepping vexed categories such as ‘Christian’, ‘pagan’, ‘heresiological’ etc., the essay self-consciously frames the question as one of ‘knowledge-ordering’ in order to develop a broader framework concerning relations between emperors and the divine. How was knowledge about the divine textualised in Book XVI of the Codex Theodosianus and with what implications for a late Roman imperial ‘ordering of knowledge’?
dc.rights© Editors & Authors 2016. This is an open access article. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at
dc.titleOrdering divine knowledge in late Roman legal discourseen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Legal and Constitutional Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Global Law and Governanceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studiesen
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