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Yudin Collection at the Library of Congress: A Resource Guide

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Faithorne, William II, 1656-1710, engraver. [Peter the Great, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right] [between 1680 and 1710]. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

While the majority of Yudin items in the Law Library pertain to Russian law, the collection also includes materials focusing on the legal traditions of other countries, such as France and China. One notable Russian item is a rare 1718 account of the trial of Aleksei Petrovich, Peter the Great's son. Peter the Great had arrested his eldest son and put him on trial for treason. Aleksei eventually died during the course of the investigation, presumably due to the effects of torture.

Another highlight is the second edition of the Ulozhenie of 1649, a legal code initiated by Tsar Aleksei which established several important precedents for Imperial Russian law, including codifying the institution of serfdom.

Below is a list of items that can be found in the Law Library. These items can be requested in the Law Library Reading Room. To find other titles, perform an advanced search in the Library of Congress Online Catalog using the term Yudin Collection (Library of Congress) and choose the limit "Law" under "Location in the Library." This will narrow your search for items in the Law Library.

Also included at the bottom of the list is a link to a Master's thesis entitled "The Law Library of Congress' Holdings From the Genadii Vasil'evich Yudin Collection: Provenance, Bindings, and an Inventory" by Patrick Brown.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

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