Baltic mss., 1539-1710

Collection of Russian and Slavic legal materials, 1539-1710, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Mary McSparran

Title: Baltic mss.
Collection No.: LMC 1050
Dates: 1539-1710

Quantity: 4 bound

Abstract: The Baltic mss., 1539-1710, consists primarily of Russian and Slavic legal documents.
Location: Lilly - Stacks
Language: Russian , Slavic languages .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452

Historical Note

In 1539, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Toledo, agreeing to make no further alliances with England. In the same year, Charles V stifled a rebellion in Ghent and signed the Treaty of Franfurt with the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League.

In 1710, Pylyp Orlyk, a Cossack of Ukraine, was elected as the Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host and published Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Host . In the same year, during the Great Northern War, Sweden lost control of Estonia and Livonia to the Russian Empire.

Scope and Contents

The Baltic mss., 1539-1710, consists of four volumes of Russian and Slavic legal documents authored by various persons.

Note on Indexing Term - "Law": Of interest is: Das lieflandische ritterrecht...von 1539 and a July 20, 1634, (copy) Courland, Ritterbank. Ritter-buch....

Note on Indexing Term - "Slavs": Of interest are treaties from Poland dated 1561-1634.


This collection is arranged following original order.


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Preferred Citation

[Item], Baltic mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase: 1953, 1954