Two volumes of the book with common title "The Constitution of Cadiz of 1812" are also united by a common idea: to present to readers one of the remarkable episodes of European history at the beginning of the 19th century. It took place in Spain and received a response in Russia.The first volume includes facsimile reproductions of three manuscripts: the Spanish Constitution of 1812, adopted in Cadiz and its translations into French and Russian, done for Emperor Alexander I. Their originals, stored in the Department of Manuscripts of the Russian National Library, were found their by the compiler of this book (T.Alexeeva) and for the first time the Russian reading audience has an opportunity to reed them..
The two-volume edition of "Cádiz Constitution of 1812" was prepared by T.in connection with the 200th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution, adopted in 1812 in the city of Cadiz during the War of the Spanish people, betrayed by its Rulers, against the forces of Napoleonic France. The Constitution became known in Russia. Some of its aspects are presented in the book by the treaty, constitutional texts, memories, testimonies of the Decembrists, fragments of scientific and artistic works. In the introductory article "The Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy and Russia" T. Alexeeva dedicates to the history of the Constitution`s elaboration and adoption, characterization of formal and substantial features, its popularity in Russia, role in the history of Russian-Spanish relations, to the "Spanish echo" in the Decembrist movement.