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'''Yaroslav's Court''' ({{lang-ru|Ярославово Дворище}}, ''Yaroslavovo Dvorishche'') was the princely compound in the city of [[Novgorod the Great]]. Today it is roughly the area around the Trade Mart, the Church[[Saint ofNicholas Cathedral, Novgorod|St. Nicholas Cathedral]], the Church of St. Procopius, and the Church of the Myrrh-bearing Women. The Trade Mart renovated and heavily modified in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is all that is left of the princely palace itself.<ref>A. I. Semenov, ''Iaroslavovo Dvorishche i Torg'' (Novgorod: gazeta “Novgorodskaia Pravda,” 1958).</ref> The prince also had a compound called the Riurik's Court (''Riurikovo Gorodishche'') south of the Marketsidemarketside of the city.
 
Yaroslav's Court is named after [[Yaroslav the Wise]] who, while prince of Novgorod (988-1015)in 988–1015, built a palace there. The Novgorodian [[veche]] often met in front of Yaroslav's Court and in 1224 several pagan sorcerers were burned at the stake there.
 
According to the traditional scholarship, after the Novgorodians evicted Prince [[Vsevolod of Pskov|Vsevolod Mstislavich]] in 1136, Novgorod began electing their princes and forbade them from holding land in Novgorod. Yaroslav's Court then ceased to be a princely compound and the prince resided at RiurikovoRiurik's GorodishcheCourt.<ref>Janet Martin, ''Medieval Russia 980-1584'' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995).</ref> Between 1113 and 1136, the [[Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Novgorod|Saint Nicholas Cathedral]] was built at the Courtcourt. The cathedral is intact and is the second oldest building in Veliky Novgorod after the [[Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod|Saint Sophia Cathedral]].
 
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