Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861 - Blackwell History of Russia (Hardback)Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (author)
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 09/01/2008
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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 servants* Illuminates 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 authority* Traces the emergence of modern Russian culture out of and alongside Orthodox religious culture
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 23 mm
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