Volume 7, Number 1 (Winter 2006)

From the Editors

Better Shorter, but Better . . . 1

Forum: Mercy, Power, and Law in Muscovite and Imperial Russia

Nancy S. Kollmann
The Quality of Mercy in Early Modern Legal Practice . . . 5

Jane Burbank
Mercy, Punishment, and Law: The Qualities of Justice at Township Courts . . . 23


Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Russian Legal Culture and the Rule of Law . . . 61

Review Article

G. M. Hamburg
Writing History and the End of the Soviet Era: The Secret Lives of Natan Eidel´man . . . 71

Review Essay

Willard Sunderland
The Caucasian Tangle . . . 111


Lindsey Hughes
Iu. N. Bespiatykh and V. I. Gineva, eds., Peterburg v epokhu Petra I: Dokumenty v fondakh i kollektsiiakh Nauchno-istoricheskogo arkhiva Sankt-Peterburgskogo instituta istorii. Katalog, chast´ 1 (St. Petersburg in the Era of Peter I: Documents in the Fonds and Collections of the Archive for Historical Scholarship, St. Petersburg Institute of History. Catalogue, pt. 1); A. A. Preobrazhenskii et al., eds., Pis´ma i bumagi imperatora Petra Velikogo, t. 13, vyp. 2 (The Letters and Papers of Emperor Peter the Great, vol. 13, pt. 2); I. N. Lebedeva, Biblioteka Petra I: Opisanie rukopisnykh knig (The Library of Peter I: A Description of the Manuscript Books) . . . 123

Dominic Lieven
V. M. Bezotosnyi et al., eds., Otechestvennaia voina 1812 goda: Entsiklopediia (The Great Patriotic War of 1812: An Encyclopedia) . . . 133

Diane Koenker
Matthias Heeke, Reisen zu den Sowjets: Der ausländische Tourismus in Rußland 1921–1941. Mit einem bio-bibliographischen Anhang zu 96 deutschen Reiseautoren (Travel to the Soviets: Foreign Tourism in Russia, 1921–1941, with a Bio-bibliographical Appendix on 96 German Travel-Writers) . . . 137

Martin J. Blackwell
Kate Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland; Fedir Pihido-Pravoberezhnyi, “Velyka Vitchyzniana Viina”: Spohady ta rozdumy ochevydtsia (“The Great Patriotic War”: The Memoirs and Thoughts of an Eyewitness); Dmytro Malakov, Oti dva roky…: U Kyivi pry nimtsiakh (Those Two Years…: In Kyiv under the Germans); Karel C. Berkhoff, Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule . . . 143

Anita Seth
Aleksei Georgievich Borzenkov, Molodezh´ i politika: Vozmozhnosti i predely studencheskoi samodeiatel´nosti na vostoke Rossii (1961–1991 gg.). (Youth and Politics: The Possibilities and Limits of Student Activity in the Russian East
[1961–1991]) . . . 153

To the Editors

Pavel Polian . . . 159

Contributors to This Issue . . . 163

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