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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Riasanovsky, Valentin Aleksandrovich
Fundamental principles of Mongolian law
Published By: Original publisher
London: K. Paul, Trench, Trnbner & Co., Ltd.. 1937.
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
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.
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Jack Crane ; 1955
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China, Mongolia, and Russia
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