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 Ulozhenie of 1649
(1,625 words)

'Law Code of 1649'

Zemskii sobor of 1648-9

Date: 1649

Original Language: Old Russian


The Ulozhenie or Law Code of 1649 (also known by a number of other titles, including the Law Code of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich) updated and codified the legislation that had been embodied in the previous Muscovite Law Codes of 1550, 1589 and 1606-7, incorporating subsequent decrees. It was influenced by church law, Byzantine law and the Lithuani…

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Perrie, Maureen, “ Ulozhenie of 1649”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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