Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia (BOK)

Nancy Shields Kollmann

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This is a magisterial new account of the day-to-day practice of Russian criminal justice in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Nancy Kollmann contrasts Russian written law with its pragmatic application by local judges, arguing that this combination of formal law and legal institutions with informal, flexible practice contributed to the country's social and political stability. She also places Russian developments in the broader context of early modern European state-building strategies of governance and legal practice. She compares Russia's rituals of execution to the 'spectacles of suffering' of contemporary European capital punishment and uncovers the dramatic ways in which even the tsar himself, complying with Moscow's ideologies of legitimacy, bent to the moral economy of the crowd in moments of uprising. Throughout, the book assesses how criminal legal practice used violence strategically, administering horrific punishments in some cases and in others accommodating with local communities and popular concepts of justice.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Nancy Shields Kollmann
Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9781107025134
Antall sider 503 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 860 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Social & cultural history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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