Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861

Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, Russian History
Paperback Published on: 09/01/2008
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Synopsis

Russia’s Age of Serfdom 1649-1861 offers a broad interpretive history of the Russian Empire from the time of serfdom’s codification until its abolition following the Crimean War. Considers the institution of serfdom, official social categories, and Russia’s development as a country of peasants ruled by nobles, military commanders, and civil servantsIlluminates the reality of absolute monarchy in Russia, with special emphasis on the mobilization of human and material resources, the search for regular government, and the persistence of personal-moral forms of authorityTraces the emergence of modern Russian culture out of and alongside Orthodox religious culture

  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405134583
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 454g
  • Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 17 mm

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