SMIRNOV A.S. Land Ownership of the Palace in Kazan District in the Second Half of 16th – Early 17th Century

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2016.1.12

Aleksandr Sergeevich Smirnov

Postgraduate Student, Department of Russian History,

Volgograd State University

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Abstract. The research is devoted to the analysis of the landownership system of palace in Kazan district in the second half of the 16th century. The author dwells upon the features of palace village such as the granary or the Orthodox church. The church was mandatory attribute for villages with the local population professing the Orthodox religion. The next passage covers the information on the legal status of the land of the palace in the legislation and the cadasters.

Further we can learn the ways of forming land of the palace in the district. The composition of the lands of palace was not permanent. Firstly, the formation of the fund land of the palace administration occurred as a result of seizures of other forms of ownership with the change of their status. Secondly, the peasant land was transferred to the category of palace. Land of the palace administration was actively transferred into the possession of the temporal and monasteries landowners. The next part contains the data on documentation of land ownership in the cadasters. The author reconstructs the composition of palace settlements in the 1560s and reviews the domains at the end of the 16th – early 17th century.

In the end, overview of this type of land tenure shows an important role in the integration of multinational region in Moscow State and the economic development of the region.

Key words: Kazan district, landownership of the palace, estate, rural settling apart, palace village, history of Russia, 16th century, Middle Volga region.

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