The Roman Law of Justinian was one of the most monumental feats or jurisprudence in pre-modern times. The huge compilation of law that resulted from Justinian's aim to codify and reconcile centuries of Roman jurisprudence, the Corpus Iuris Civilis, was to prove extremely important - not so much, though, in its original setting in sixth century Byzantium. Rediscovered in the late eleventh century in Italy, it was in western Europe that Justinian's laws became crucial to the underpinnings of medieval jurisprudence and political theory. The Roman Law was considered one of the main "authorities" in medieval scholasticism, an effectively infallible (though endlessly interpretable) text that provided both practical law and the essential principles of political theory.
This is the first English-language compilation of Roman Law on the internet that provides an easy and effective way to navigate to precise chapters and references; in future it may be expanded to include search facilities and more information and links into its use in medieval political theory and jurisprudence.
Thanks should go to the original source of the unformatted English translation at http://constitution.org/sps/sps.htm.