Justinian's Code: Byzantine Empire

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Justinian 's Code

Justinian was a Byzantine Emperor. He won many wars and was a successful and well known leader. successful and well known later. He came across the twelve tables. Justinian is a Christian and saint.

Justinian 's Code was based off of the twelve tables. The twelve tables were a set of Byzantine laws that built up over time. It was very confusing and Justinian wanted to make simpler so no one would be confused. He simplified the twelve tables to Justinian 's Code. Now that it was simple and hit the main points, the Byzantine Empire didn 't have any confusion.

The people of Byzantium were mostly catholic. Justinian and his wife, Theodora, were also Christian. Justinian was a saint as well. Religion was important because
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