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Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, survives in fragments. This article lists the known provisions, from Berhebraeus, Juwaini, and Arab sources; Vernadsky considers it a supplement to Mongol custom for the multinational Empire.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-923-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 986
Publication Date: Apr 23,2014
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 28
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-923-6
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This article outlines the scope of Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, which survives only in quotations and references. In so doing, Vernadsky adds to the conventional Arabic sources on the Yasa by consulting the Syriac polymath Barhebraeus, and the Life of the Conqueror of the World by the Persian Juwaini, both of whom mention Genghis' laws extensively. After a comprehensive survey of the known enactments by subject, Vernadsky concludes that the Yasa was not a compilation of Mongol traditional law, but a set of provisions accommodating old laws to a new multinational empire.

This article outlines the scope of Genghis Khan's law code, the Yasa, which survives only in quotations and references. In so doing, Vernadsky adds to the conventional Arabic sources on the Yasa by consulting the Syriac polymath Barhebraeus, and the Life of the Conqueror of the World by the Persian Juwaini, both of whom mention Genghis' laws extensively. After a comprehensive survey of the known enactments by subject, Vernadsky concludes that the Yasa was not a compilation of Mongol traditional law, but a set of provisions accommodating old laws to a new multinational empire.

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George Vernadsky

  • Title Page (page 3)
  • Copyright Page (page 4)
  • I (page 5)
  • II (page 7)
  • III (page 11)
    • I. International Law (page 12)
    • II. Public Law (page 14)
    • III. Criminal Law (page 22)
    • IV. Private Law (page 24)
    • V. Commercial Law (page 26)
    • VI. Judiciary, Legal Procedure (page 26)
    • VII. Fixation of the Code, Subsidiary Legislation (page 26)
  • IV (page 27)
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