What is obzh?

Lyudmila Kolyagina
Lyudmila Kolyagina
January 31, 2013
What is obzh?

Ancient Russia was a strong state with its own culture and traditions. Even the units of measurement were original. Here, for example, obzh. What is obzh?

Naturally, this is a measure of something. First, she measured arable land. That is, one day of work Rusich with a horse. Subsequently, the obzha began to acquire a more specific character. So, later obzh included a hundred and twenty-five fathoms in length and thirty-two fathoms in width. But in Novgorod she had from ten to twenty quarters (five - ten acres). From the middle of the eighteenth century, obzhina became five acres. If you take three baking, they will make one plow.