Reinterpreting Russian History: Readings, 860-1860s

Paperback | August 1, 1989

byDaniel H. Kaiser, Gary Marker

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The first comprehensive reader in Russian history in almost two decades, this collection includes primary and secondary material, much of which has never before been published in English, reflecting the latest scholarship on the subject. Supplemented by over 70 illustrations, selections areintroduced by placing them in the context of the work's major themes: state structure, the economy, society, and culture and everyday life. From the multi-ethnic peopling of early Russia to the elite society of the nineteenth century, original sources illuminate such topics as state-building,government and politics, the peasantry and the countryside, clergy and religious communities, and women and gender, making this comprehensive text vital for students of Russian history.

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The first comprehensive reader in Russian history in almost two decades, this collection includes primary and secondary material, much of which has never before been published in English, reflecting the latest scholarship on the subject. Supplemented by over 70 illustrations, selections areintroduced by placing them in the context of t...

Daniel H. Kaiser is at Grinnell College. Gary Marker is at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 6.5 × 9.13 × 0.87 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195078586

ISBN - 13:9780195078589

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I. The East Slavs and Kievan Rus'IntroductionThe Multi-Ethnic Peopling of Early RussiaThe State Structure of Kievan Rus'The Economy in Kievan Rus'Society in Rus'Culture and Everyday Life in Kievan Rus'II. The Post-Kievan Experience (ca. 1150-1497)IntroductionState-Building in Post-Kievan Rus'Economy and Society in Post-Kievan Rus'Culture and Everyday Life in Post-Kievan Rus'III. The Muscovite Centralized StateIntroductionThe State Structure of Muscovite RussiaThe Economy of Muscovite RussiaMuscovite SocietyMuscovite CultureEveryday Life in MuscovyIV. The Imperial Period: From Peter the Great to the Great Reforms (1689-1860's)Introduction1. The State, Government, and PoliticsThe Imperial Service StateGovernment and Politics in the Eighteenth CenturyGovernment and Politics in the Nineteenth Century2. The Lower and Middle EstatesThe Peasantry and the CountrysideMerchants, Artisans, and TownsfolkThe Clergy and Religious Communities3. Categories and Structures of Everyday LifeThe Economy and Economic LifeFamily and ClanWomen and Gender4. High and Low CultureOral Traditions and Popular CultureElite Culture and Educated Society: The Eighteenth CenturyElite Culture and Educated Society: The Nineteenth Century5. The Great Reforms

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"A thoughtfully chosen, well balanced collection."--W. Bruce Lincoln, Northern Illinois University