Exhibits

Zertsalo. Russia. ca. 1750-80. Russian Historical Museum, Moscow. Photograph by M. Kravtsova. Peter the Great spent the majority of his years in power at war with his...
    Kormchaia Kniga [Book of the Pilot]. Moscow, 1650. Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library Ecclesiastical jurisdiction remained intact under the...
[Sobornoe ulozhenie]. [Moscow], 1649. Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library Throughout Europe the period 1648 to 1650 was a watershed. During those years in Russia...
Iaroslav I (c. 978-1054), Russkaia Pravda. [Bound with:] Ivan IV, the Terrible (1530-1584), Note on the Sudebnik of Tsar Ivan Vasil’evich. Russia, 18th century...
The post-Soviet era of Russian history has made the legacy of the pre-1917 era newly relevant in ways unimaginable. It is not merely a country recovering historical...
“Monuments of Imperial Russian Law,” the latest exhibit from the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection, is perhaps the first rare book exhibit in the U.S. to...
  Our current exhibit, “The Remarkable Run of a Political Icon: Justice as a Sign of the Law”, is now available online. Up to now, you’ve been able to view...
Judith Resnik & Dennis Curtis, Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011...
Thanks to the following individuals and institutions for their assistance in preparing this exhibit: Kathryn James Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke...
This glimpse at the imagery of Justice makes plain the richness of its history and signification. Didactic emblems addressed fears of corruption, of irrational authority,...

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