Kovalevsky, Maxime. Modern Customs and Ancient Laws of Russia. Being the Ilchester Lectures for 1889-90. London: David Nutt, 1891. x, 260 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-16487. ISBN 1-58477-017-1. Cloth. $65. A history of Slavonic law in the form of six essays which were delivered at the Taylorian Institution, Oxford, by a professor of jurisprudence at the University of Moscow. Recommended by Pound. By examining the legal aspects of contemporary Russian social customs (marital, servitude) and political systems (the Russian Parliaments and also the Folkmotes, or the assembly of people who shared power with elected leaders), Kovalevsky shows the extent of the range of the ancient laws of Russia from their origin through the nineteenth century. Indexed.