By Nancy Kollmann
This can be a magisterial new account of the day by day perform of Russian legal justice within the 17th and early eighteenth centuries. Nancy Kollmann contrasts Russian written legislations with its pragmatic software via neighborhood judges, arguing that this mix of formal legislations and felony associations with casual, versatile perform contributed to the country's social and political balance. She additionally areas Russian advancements within the broader context of early sleek ecu state-building techniques of governance and criminal perform. She compares Russia's rituals of execution to the 'spectacles of discomfort' of latest ecu capital punishment and uncovers the dramatic ways that even the tsar himself, complying with Moscow's ideologies of legitimacy, bent to the ethical financial system of the gang in moments of rebellion. all through, the publication assesses how legal felony perform used violence strategically, administering terrible punishments often times and in others accommodating with neighborhood groups and well known options of justice.
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4 and 7; Henshall, Myth of Absolutism. Franklin L. Ford’s classic on noblesse de robe: Robe and Sword. Composite state: Nexon, “State and Bureaucracy,” 511 (citing H. G. Koenigsberger); Tilly, Coercion, 20–31. , Crime and Punishment, 25–31, quote on 3. Schneider, “Courts,” 449–50. Marian Statutes: Weisser, Crime and Punishment, 96–8; Langbein, Prosecuting, chs. 1–5. 125 on Sun Dec 23 05:42:06 WET 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 20 Judicial culture different assumptions of legal “rights,” was in structural ways similar to Muscovy’s local judicial practice.
1 (1639) and 8 (1644); AMG ii: no. 568 (1653); Glaz 0 ev, Vlast 0 i obshchestvennost 0 , 102–23. Glaz 0 ev, Vlast 0 i obshchestvennost 0 , 173, 223–4; Chicherin, Oblastnye uchrezhdeniia, 482–3. On vybornye, see Chapter 2. Compared to the 1649 Ulozhenie (ch. 21, art. 3: RZ iii: 230), the Felony Chancery’s 1669 Criminal Articles excluded governors from criminal jurisdiction (1669 Articles, art. 2: PRP vii: 396). PSZ ii: nos. 779 (1679), 1011 (1683); Sedov, Zakat, 403–10; Ustiugov, “Evoliutsiia,” 159.
Not to settle felonies: August 1556 Decree, art. 17: PRP iv: 367. Criminal reputation: 1539 Beloozero Charter: RZ ii: 214; 1589 Law Code, art. 4: PRP iv: 414. Felonies defined in 1550 Law Code, arts. 58–61: RZ ii: 107–8. Inquisitorial format, punishments: 1550 Law Code, arts. 52, 56–7: RZ ii: 106–7. Homicide added: PRP v: 216–17 (1631). Definitions of spheres of criminal law: AAE iii: no. 37 (1614); AAE iii: no. 94 (1618); AMG i: nos. 135 (1621), 202 (1628); Glaz 0 ev, Vlast 0 i obshchestvennost 0 , 49, 214–24.