Russian law in the early modern period

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Muravyeva , M G 2018 , Russian law in the early modern period . in H Pihlajamäki & M D Dubber (eds) , The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History . Oxford University Press , Oxford , pp. 854-875 .

Title: Russian law in the early modern period
Author: Muravyeva, Marianna Georgievna
Other contributor: Pihlajamäki, Heikki
Dubber, Markus D
Contributor organization: Russian and Eurasian Studies (Aleksanteri Institute)
Doctoral Programme in Political, Soci­etal and Regional Change
University Management
Aleksanteri Institute - Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2018-07-19
Language: eng
Belongs to series: The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History
ISBN: 9780198785521
Abstract: he chapter gives an overview of the development of early modern Russian law. During this period, Russian law was undergoing a definite modernization which intensified in the seventeenth and, particularly, in the eighteenth century. The law became more rational, predictable and efficient. Russia actively engaged in codification and systematization of law, and that led to the more regular application of procedure and better lawyering. Russian law quickly adapted to the social, economic and political challenges, as it was under constant revision. Legal rules became more uniform and unvarying in their application. The Russian legal system grew to be hierarchical and bureaucratic, staffed by professionals via either practice or education. Due to these changes, the legal reforms of the nineteenth century allowed the Russian Empire to become a Rechtsstaat, although it was widely criticized and often even denied by contemporaries and scholars.
Subject: 513 Law
Russian law
criminal justice
legal profession
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion

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