We continue the conversation about fornication in Russia in the 18th century with historians Amiran Urushadze and Pavel Romanov in the podcast "History is just beginning".
The second episode begins with a story about why and how Peter I decided to take the cases of fornication to a secular court and how this turned out for the Russian people and the church. We discuss particular local conflicts, torture and horrors of the Order of Detective Affairs (Sysknoy prikaz).
“History is just beginning” is a scholarly and educational series by EUSP historians. We talk to scholars who are discovering the past by studying what is left of it.