Riasanovsky, Valentin Aleksandrovich. Fundamental principles of Mongolian law

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Chapter I. Records Of Moncol Law (description).

The General Law Of The Epoch Of Jenghiz Khan And His Successors.

1. The Great Yassa Of Jenghiz Khan.

2. The Question Of The Code “koudatkou Bilig” Ascribed To Jenghiz Khan.

3. Yarliks, Defters And P'ai-tzes.

The Local Law Of Mongolia.

A. Western Mongolia Or Djungaria.

The Ancient Tsaadjin-bichik.

The Mongol-oirat Regulations Of 1640.

Supplementary Decrees Of Galdan-khun-taidji.


B. Northern Mongolia Or Khalkha.

The Great Code Of The Seven Hoshuns.

Chinese Legislation For Mongolia.

I. The Statute Of 1696.

2. The Regulations (code) Of 1789.

3. The Regulations (code) Of 1815.

The Law Of Autonomous Outer Mongolia.

Autonomous Mongolia.

Records Of Buriat Law.

A. The Southern Buriats.

The Hori Tribe.

The Buriats Of Selenga.

Records Of Customary Law Common To The Horins And Selenguins.

B. The Northern Buriats.

The Buriats Of Balagansk.

The Buriats Of Balagansk, Idinsk, Tunkinsk And Kudinsk.

The Buriats Of Verkholensk.

C. The Code Of Steppe Laws Of The Native Nomads Of Eastern Siberia

Records Of Kalmuck Law

Complementary Provisions To The Regulations Of 1640 Drafted In The Reign Of Donduk-dashi

Code (digest) Of Kalmuck Laws (1822–1827.)

Chapter Ii. Contents Of The Records Of Mongol Law.

The Great Yassa Of Jenghiz Khan.

The Maxims Of Jenghiz Khan. 3

Maxims Of The Jenghizids.

The Ancient Tsaadjin Bichik.

The Mongol-oirat Regulations Of 1640 And The Supplementary Provisions Of Galdan Khun Taidji.

Attitude Towards Religion And The Clergy.

Intertribal Relations, Organization Of Attack And Defence.

Cattle Breeding And Hunting.

Postal Communications And Compulsory Cartage.

Clan Life And Mutual Relations.

Private Law.

Criminal Law.

The Judicial System And Jurisdiction.


Attitude Towards Religion And The Clergy.

Clan And Tribal Life And Relations.

Cattle Breeding.

Compulsory Cartage.

Private Law.

Criminal Law.

Judicial System And Procedure.

The Regulations (code) Of 1789. 21 1

Private Law.

Criminal Law.

Judicial System And Procedure.

The Regulations (code) Of 1815.

Private Law.

Criminal Law.

Judicial System And Procedure.

The Law Of Autonomous Mongolia. 28

Private Law.

Criminal Law.

Organization Of The Courts.

Chapter Iii. Sources Of Mongol Law.

A. Custom (customary Law).

B. Chinese Law.

C. Other Sources Of Mongol Law.

Chapter Iv. Fundamental Institutions Of Mongol Law.

(a) A Short Historical Survey Of Mongol Law.

(b) Fundamental Institutions Of Public Law.

(c) Fundamental Institutions Of Private Law.

(d) Some Parallels And Notes On Comparative Jurisprudence.

Chapter V. Mongol Law And The Law Of The Conquered Peoples.

A. Mongol Law And Russian Law.

B. Mongol Law And Chinese Law.

C. Mongol Law And The Law Of Other Conquered Settled Peoples.

D. Mongol Law And The Law Of The Nomadic Tribes Of Asia And Eastern Europe.

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Fundamental principles of Mongolian law

Published By: Original publisher London: K. Paul, Trench, Trnbner & Co., Ltd.. 1937. 338 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Aleksandrovich Valentin Riasanovsky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2006. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mongolia (AH01)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF History (175); Legal norms (671); Offenses and sanctions (680);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a scholarly historical-ethnographic analysis of the major records of Mongol Law, extending from earliest accounts of the Great Mongol Empire to the period of Autonomous Outer Mongolia (1911-1924). Additional information on the period 1924-1936 is given in the Introduction. The contents of the Great Yassa (Yassak) of Chinggis Khan and his Maxims, the Tsaadjin-Bichik, the Mongol Oirat Regulations of 1640 with subsequent modifications, the Khalkha-Djirom, the Codes of 1789, 1815, etc. are discussed in detail as stages in the evolution of Mongol society, with special emphasis on the basic cultural institutions of the Northern Mongols (Khalkha), Oirat, Buryat, and Kalmyk. The author attempts to determine what elements of Mongol Law were derived from custom, from decree or outside influences, examining in the latter connection the reciprocal influences of Chinese-Mongolian and Mongolian-Russian legal concepts and institutions. Treatment of the materials studied tends to be somewhat diffuse. An extensive bibliography is supplied throughout the text and at the end of the book.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ah01-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliography

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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Social Scientist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Jack Crane ; 1955

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1206-1924

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) China, Mongolia, and Russia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mongols--Law/Mongols--History


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