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Zemskii sobor of 1648-9
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The term Zemskii sobor (Assembly of the land) has been applied retrospectively by historians to a series of consultative bodies that were convened in the Muscovite state between the middle of the 16th century and the end of the 17th. Although some scholars have depicted these bodies as proto-parliamentary institutions, they were in fact more informal and irregular than most similar institutions elsewhere in …

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Perrie, Maureen, “Zemskii sobor of 1648-9”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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