The Reader includes commented Russian translations of the major normative texts on Islamic and customary law in Arabic which were composed in Dagestan from the 17th through the first third of the 20th centuries. Most of these monuments were never published in Russian. A considerable part of them is kept in manuscripts in state and private collections. These works and documents show a gradual transformation of Muslim legal culture, power and society after the North Caucasus was involved in the political and legal space of tsarist and early Soviet Russia. In addition, the book includes studies on the history of Islamic justice and law in the region introducing readers into the current state of international research in this field. The focus is made on theory and practice of Islamic and customary law, treatiseas on different questions of fiqh, legal deeds and legislation/ The reader addresses first of all to undergraduate students specializing on history, law and culture of Islam in Russia. It can be used as a reference book in university courses related to particularities of Islamic and customary law in Russia as well as to a general history of Islam and Muslim societies in the colonial period in Russia and worldwide.
The collection of research works prepared on the basis of the scientific and practical conference “The Russian Judiciary: Past, Present and Prospects” held by the Presidential Liblary and St. Petersburg State University on March 28, 2014. The content of the collection reflects the current issues of the theory and practice of the domestic judicial system and legal proceedings, prospects for the development of the judiciary in the Russian Federation.
The publication is intended for lawyers, judges, law enforcement officials, teachers og legal disciplines, graduate students.
This issue is confined to the 200th anniversary of the “Zeitschrift für geschichtliche Rechtswissenschaft”, which serves as a tribune for the legal science new developments. Articles of the acknowledged academics from Russia and other countries, included in this collection, consider different facets of historical jurisprudence in its past and present, and also comprise new areas of the academic search. The publication is intended for lawyers, employees of state and municipal officials, teachers of legal disciplines, graduate students, and anyone interested in the history of law and state.
The second issue of the new series of Collections of the Presidential LiBRARY "Studia Historico-Juridica" is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Judicial statutes of 1864. Archival materiala published for the first time characterize the legal culture of justice legislation and professional authors notes of 1857-1859 and indicate the severity of controversy in the highest government circles around the principals and provisions of the future of judicial reform. Research works of this issue reflect evolution of judicial institutions, prinsipals and forms of judicial organization and procedure in Russia during the 16th - first quarter of the 20th century.