NAKAZ OF CATHERINE THE GREAT: COLLECTED TEXTS
Item #: 71636
Pages: x, 531 pp.
Published: OE; Lord Baltimore Press; Reprinted in 2010.
A major document of the Enlightenment, the Nakaz, orInstruction, composed by Catherine the Great served to guidethe assembly summoned in 1766 to draft a new code of lawsfor the Russian Empire. Drawn from Montesquieu, Rousseau,and other Enlightenment thinkers, the Nakaz condemnedtorture and capital punishment and endorsed such principlesas the equality of all before the law. Published in theprincipal European tongues, it proved to be a statement tothe world as much as a practical legal text. The presentedition contains the Russian, French, German, Latin, andtwo contemporary English translations, biographical notes,and a bibliography.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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