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Рецензия на монографию: Feldbrugge F. A History of Russian Law. From Ancient Times to the Council Code (Ulozhenie) of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich of 1649. Boston; Leiden: Brill, 2018. 1097 р.

This paper is a review of the 2018 book by Professor F. Feldbrugge "A History of Russian Law. From Ancient Times to the Council Code (Ulozhenie) of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich of 1649". The book features for its investigative profoundness and methodological correctness. It’s necessary to draw attention to the examination of the key concepts of legal language undertaken by Professor Feldbrugge for better understanding the medieval Russian law. The book also takes into consideration the differences that exist between medieval and contemporary legal thinking. It draws historical examples which illustrate that the work of medieval law in Russia is not understandable without considering the totality of normative mechanisms of Russian medieval society. Also, law cannot be detached from syncretic mentality of medieval men. Professor Feldbrugge relies on functional method, according to which law’s main hallmark is presence of established procedures of dispute resolution, and focuses his attention on legal documents.