Influence of Christianity on the legal regime of war captivity in Rome. Special reference to family law institutions: marriage
The Christianism entered indirectly into the imperial legislation by promoting the adaptation of the imperial laws to the Christian doctrine. The influence of the Christian principles is evident in the legal treatment given to the marriage of prisoners of war. In the sources the evolution from the classical principle dirimitur matrimonium captivitate to the indissolubility of marriage of prisoners of war is clear.
Keywords: prisoners of war; marriage; Christianism.