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On the Nature of the Administrative Practice of Novgorod the Great during the Period of Jacob de la Gardie’s Governorship (based on the Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of Russian Academy of Science)

This article deals with the Swedish presence in Novgorod in 1611–1617, headed by Jacob de la Gardie. The administrative practice of that period is studied in detail. On account of the documents, it became possible to define the national and social structure of the official bodies, assignment procedure and the main principles of paperwork management. For this reason, an analysis of peculiarities and functions of the Novgorod ad- ministration was carried out.