The Marriage Revolution in Late Antiquity: The Theodosian Code and Later Roman Marriage Law

  title={The Marriage Revolution in Late Antiquity: The Theodosian Code and Later Roman Marriage Law},
  author={Mathew Kuefler},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  pages={343 - 370}
  • Mathew Kuefler
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • History, Law
  • Journal of Family History
Although much scholarly work has already been done on Roman marriage law, most of it deals with the classical era, and little has been done to explore the remarkably radical changes to marriage law in Roman law in late antiquity, that is, during the fourth and fifth centuries C.E. The Theodosian Code provides a unique and valuable source of information, despite the limitations evident in any legal text, on a wide range of legal issues pertaining to marriage: the necessity of marriage, the… 
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