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Yassa, alternatively Yasa or Yasaq, is a written code of laws created by Genghis Khan. It was the principal law under the Mongol Empire. Genghis Khan appointed his son Chagatai (later Chagatai Khan) to oversee the execution of it. This article is about law in society. ... Genghis Khan (c. ... The Mongol Empire (Cyrillic: Их Монгол Улс) (1206–1368) was the largest contiguous (the land streched uninterrupted by borders or stretches of water) land empire in world history, ruling 35 million km² (13. ... Chagatai Khan (alternative spellings Chagata, Chugta, Chagta, Djagatai, Chaghtai) was the second son of Genghis Khan. ...

The document is extremely comprehensive and very specific. For example, it outlines laws for various members of the community like soldiers, officers, doctors, etc. Death was the punishment for minor offenses: a soldier not picking up the stuff that falls from the person in front of him would be put to death.

The main purpose of the document was probably to eliminate social and economic issues and disputes that existed among the Mongols and future allied people. It was like a day-to-day set of rules for people under Mongol control that was enforced strictly with very stiff punishments for violators. It was revised and added to constantly as needs arose. Honorary guard of Mongolia. ...

The word Yassa translates into "order" or "decree". The Yasa was written on scrolls and bound into volumes that could only be seen by the Khan or his closest advisors, but the rules in the content were widely known and were followed.

See also

First page of the 1804 original edition The original Napoleonic Code, or Code Napoléon (originally called the Code civil des français, or civil code of the French), was the French civil code, established at the behest of Napoléon I. It entered into force on March 21, 1804. ...

External links

  • The Yasa of Chingis Khan. A code of honor, dignity and excellence: http://www.coldsiberia.org/webdoc9.htm
  • Yasa: The law of the People: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Pantheon/3055/yasa.htm

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Poulet Yassa (Chicken Yassa) - The Congo Cookbook (African recipes) www.congocookbook.com - (466 words)
A traditional chicken dish from the Casamance region of Senegal, Poulet Yassa (Chicken Yassa), is one of the most famous African recipes and is found in Senegalese restaurants the world over.
For best results let the chicken marinate overnight; in Africa, this is essential to tenderize the sometimes tougher African fowl.
It is also very good when made with fish, see: Poisson Yassa.
YASSA AU POULET II (CHICKEN YASSA) Recipe at Epicurious.com (540 words)
This variation on the classic yassa uses carrots and pimento-stuffed olives to create a rich chicken stew.
When the dish has reached the desired degree of hotness, remove the chile and reserve (it can be served separately to the chile heads).
I added 1 roasted and chopped fresh pimento to the recipe and added it to the yassa along with the pimento-olives.
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