The central government and its institutions

  title={The central government and its institutions},
  author={Marshall T. Poe},
This chapter begins the survey of seventeenth-century institutions with the ruler Tsar Aleksei and his court. The sovereign's court was the locus of political power in Muscovy. It was not a place but rather a hierarchy of ranks. After the Romanov political settlement, Russian high politics were marked by a general peace for over thirty years. As the boyar and court elite led Muscovy, chancellery personnel, the prikaznye liudi, administered it. The world of the prikaz people was different from… Expand
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