Reinterpreting Russian History: Readings, 860-1860s / Edition 1

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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 are introduced 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195078589
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/6/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,135,317
  • Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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Grinnell College

State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Table of Contents

I. The East Slavs and Kievan Rus'
Introduction The Multi-Ethnic Peopling of Early Russia The 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)
Introduction State-Building in Post-Kievan Rus'
Economy and Society in Post-Kievan Rus'
Culture and Everyday Life in Post-Kievan Rus'
III. The Muscovite Centralized State
Introduction The State Structure of Muscovite Russia The Economy of Muscovite Russia Muscovite Society Muscovite Culture Everyday Life in Muscovy
IV. The Imperial Period: From Peter the Great to the Great Reforms (1689-1860's)
Introduction
1. The State, Government, and Politics The Imperial Service State Government and Politics in the Eighteenth Century Government and Politics in the Nineteenth Century
2. The Lower and Middle Estates The Peasantry and the Countryside Merchants, Artisans, and Townsfolk The Clergy and Religious Communities
3. Categories and Structures of Everyday Life The Economy and Economic Life Family and Clan Women and Gender
4. High and Low Culture Oral Traditions and Popular Culture Elite Culture and Educated Society: The Eighteenth Century Elite Culture and Educated Society: The Nineteenth Century
5. The Great Reforms

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