Пучина московской повседневности петровского времени: «записные книги приводным людям» Потешного двора 1697—1715 гг. как исторический источник
The documents of the Preobrazhensky Prikaz, the first Russian specialized institution of
political investigation, have repeatedly attracted the attention of the researchers.
However, few scholars know that one of the departments of the Preobrazhensky Prikaz,
such as the Funny Yard (Poteshny Dvor), also performed police functions in Moscow.
This article, based on a study of the materials of the Funny Yard’s office work, aims to
reveal the opportunities that the “notebooks of driven people” of the Funny Yard (1697
—1715) provide for studying Moscow’s everyday life. Meanwhile, the authors rely on
the theory of everyday life of the French historian and philosopher Michel de Certeau.