The Posadnichestvo of Pskov: Some Aspects of Urban Administration in Medieval Russia

@article{Langer1984ThePO,
  title={The Posadnichestvo of Pskov: Some Aspects of Urban Administration in Medieval Russia},
  author={L. Langer},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={1984},
  volume={43},
  pages={46-62}
}
  • L. Langer
  • Published 1984
  • History
  • Slavic Review
  • Ever since the publication of V L. lanin's study of the Novgorodian mayors (posadniki) in 1962, the commonplace image of republican Novgorod with its political institutions grounded in the sovereignty of the veche-the "democratic" assembly of the city's free male population-has undergone considerable change.' It is now generally conceded that Novgorod was essentially a boyar oligarchy, but controversy still surrounds lanin's contention that the veche from its inception was primarily composed of… CONTINUE READING
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