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Ancient Jomon woman from Japan

Ancient Jomon(Japanese) woman from Japan

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Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich of Russia was a member of the Imperial Family of Russia. Prince Rostislav was the son of HIH the Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich ‘Sandro’ & HIH the Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna

The Sudebnik of 1497 ~ Look at a copy of the famous law code designed by Ivan III.  What does this tell you about society, politics, & economy of early Russia?  Use at least 3 specific laws to illustrate your answers.  What is one way that this law code is similar to laws found in the present USA?

One way this law code is similar to laws found in USA is that they all are just trying to get the people to act in a civilized manner. They want the wrong doers to be punished and to be done so in a fair manner.

Portrait of Tsar Alexei I The Quiet Mikhailovich Romanov (Aleksei-Aleksey) (29 Mar 1629-29 Jan 1676) Russia by unknown Russian master. 3rd Child of Tsar Mikhail-Michael I Fyodorovich Romanov & Yevdokiya-Eudoxia Lukyanovna Streshneva.

Portrait of Tsar Alexei I The Quiet Mikhailovich Romanov (Aleksei-Aleksey) Mar Jan Russia by unknown Russian master. Child of Tsar Mikhail-Michael I Fyodorovich Romanov & Yevdokiya-Eudoxia Lukyanovna Streshneva.

Forensic facial reconstruction of tsar Feodor Ioannovich (1557-1598) Made by M.Gerasimov, 1963

Forensic facial reconstruction of tsar Feodor Ioannovich Made by M.

Serfdom is the status of peasants under feudalism, specifically relating to manorialism. It was a condition of bondage which developed primarily during the High Middle Ages in Europe and lasted in some countries until the mid-19th century.  Serfs who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the Lord of the Manor who owned that land, and in return were entitled to protection, justice and the right to exploit certain fields within the manor to maintain their own subsistence.

Russian society and the western society was very different. Russian society had to do with serfdom and deep rooted peasant culture, that didn't go with westernization efforts.

Peter I (Peter the Great) of Russia

Peter the Great - Peter traveled secretly to the West and developed an interest in science and technology. Many Western artisans returned with him to Russia.

One success of Godunov's rule was the establishment of the Russian patriarchate. Russia had been converted by Greek Orthodox missionaries and was technically subject to the Patriarch of Constantinople. From 1448 onward the Russian Church governed itself in ecclesiastical matters (i.e. it was autocephalous - it had its own head) but only in 1589 did Godunov persuade the patriarch of Constantinople to recognize his close friend, Job (Iov), the Metropolitan of Moscow, as patriarch.

Ivan justifiably felt terrorized by the boyars, especially those from the Shuisky and Belsky families. This fear fuelled Ivan's later treatment of noble families.

Facial Reconstruction of a Celtic couple.

Nyffenegger’s earlier work includes a skillful reproduction of this duo, known only as Celtic Pair (Photo: Marcel Nyffenegger).

Добриня - богатир часів Русі-України. Цілком історична особа воєвода Володимира Великого брат його матері. Добриня Микитич. А. Рябушкін 1895 р.

Malusha, the daughter-in-law of Olga of Kiev, and ancestress of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth. The Norse sagas describe her as a prophetess who lived to the age of 100 and was brought from her cave to the palace to predict the future.

Queen Maria Sofia von Wittelsbach, Queen of Naples

Queen Maria Sofia von Wittelsbach, Queen of Naples

VSEVOLOD YURYEVICH  (1154/1212), RZUSSIE

VSEVOLOD YURYEVICH (1154/1212), RZUSSIE

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Tsar Fyodor-Feodor II Borisovich Godunov June the only living son of Tsar Boris Fyodorovich-Feodorovich Godunov Apr Russia was assassinated at the age of 16 after a reign of less than 3 months by the order of False Dmitry I Poland.

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