Comparing the Sudebnik and the Ulozhenie

The Law Code of 1649 (Ulozhenie)1 shows us how life has changed for the Muscovites since the Sudebnik of 1497  2  written under the rule of Ivan III. This document, written during Alexis I’s reign, is significantly longer and more detailed than its predecessors, including topics topic’s that we haven’t seen before such as permits to travel to other countries, tolls, ferries, and bridges, and even illegal taverns. There are many differences, but it is crucial to mention the first and second articles, Blasphemers and Heretics and The Sovereign’s Honor and How to Guard his Health respectively. … Read the rest here