Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861Book - 2008
Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861 offers a broadinterpretive history of the Russian Empire from the time ofserfdom's codification until its abolition following theCrimean War. Considers the institution of serfdom, official socialcategories, and Russia's development as a country of peasantsruled by nobles, military commanders, and civil servants Illuminates the reality of absolute monarchy in Russia, withspecial emphasis on the mobilization of human and materialresources, the search for regular government, and the persistenceof personal-moral forms of authority Traces the emergence of modern Russian culture out of andalongside Orthodox religious culture
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Characteristics: xiv,  p. of plates, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.