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Russian Peasants and Tsarist Legislation on the Eve of Reform: The Interaction of the Peasantry and Official Russia, 1825-55 (Studies in Russian and . in Russian & East European History & Society)

Moon, David

ISBN 10: 0333532929 / ISBN 13: 9780333532928
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 1992
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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0333532929 Missing dust jacket. Book only. Book has been read and has a slant. Some occasional check marks written in pencil. Not a former library book. Bookseller Inventory # 026341

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Title: Russian Peasants and Tsarist Legislation on ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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This book is a study of the interaction of peasant and official Russia in the crucial period prior to the momentous reform of 1861. In a series of detailed case studies, based on extensive archival research, the important issues of communication and understanding between the peasantry and officialdom, peasant aims and aspirations, and peasant behavioural patterns and "mentalite" are explored. The scene shifts from St Petersburg, where items of legislation were formulated, to the villages of rural Russia, where peasants interpreted the information on the legislation which reached them. The case studies consider legislation in three important areas: settlement of the underlying regions of the empire; limited reforms of serfdom in the 1840s; and measures to reinforce the armed services during the Crimean War.

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