Значение трудов О.Ф. Акимушкина для изучения государственности и права Восточного Туркестана XVI–XIX вв.
The article is an attempt to appreciate the role and importance of works of the outstanding Russian orientalist O.F. Akimushkin on history of the Eastern Turkestan (Kashgaria) in the view if study of state and law of this region. Although the scholar didn’t concentrated on problems of political and legal development of the Eastern Turkestan, his research works and especially his study and translations of Kashgar historical monuments contain information of considerable value for historians of state and law. Analysis of the information from works and translations by O.F. Akimushkin, gives an opportunity to re-construct the system of power, administration and legal relations in the Eastern Turkestan of the 16th–17th cc. as well as to understand clearly the reasons of further political instability of the region, specific features of its development until the 18th and 19th cc. No doubts that just during the period of time studied in detail by O.F. Akimushkin were laid the basics of further political fragmentation, reiterated religious rebellions, appearance of self-proclaimed rulers used different factors to legitimate their power, etc.