The Iaroslav Statutes: an Expansion on the Law

While some articles from The Statute of Grand Prince Iaroslav¬†carries over from the Pravdaya Russkaya¬†(such as the prohibition of cutting another’s beard, stealing, and arson), there are several notable differences between the two sets of law. On the part of the Iaroslav Statutes, there is quite the inclusion of new laws. These new statutes predominantly fall under the relations between the men and women of the Rus’, with conspicuous ties to the Bible. In the first article, Iaroslav himself even notes he and his officials looked over the Greek Nomocanon in the making of these laws (KM, pg.… Read the rest here