Konstantin Alekseevich Nevolin
Nevolin, Konstantin Alekseevich
Born circa 1808 in the city of Orlov, now Khalturin, Kirov Oblast; died Oct. 6 (18), 1855, in the city of Brixen im Thale, the Tirol. Russian legal historian. Professor at the University of Kiev from 1835 and at the University of St. Petersburg from 1843.
Nevolin is the author of the Encyclopedia of Jurisprudence (vols. 1–2, 1839–40), which contains material on the history of government and law, beginning with the ideas of the ancient Greeks and ending with the ideas of Hegel. Among his other works are History of Russian Civil Laws (vols. 1–3, 1851), which makes rather extensive use of written sources, and the study The Formation of Governmental Administration in Russia From Ivan III up to Peter the Great (1844). In the monograph On the Novgorod Piatiny and Pogosty in the XVI Century (1853), he for the first time in historiography showed the great value of census records as historical sources. Nevolin also compiled A General List of Russian Cities (1844), which covers the period from 862 through 1844.