Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861
By (author) Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
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Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861 by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Book DescriptionRussia'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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405134576
(238mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Religion and Enlightenment in Catherinian Russia, Hardback (May 2013)
Explores the Russian Enlightenment with reference to the religious Enlightenment of the mid-to late-eighteenth century. This title examines the blending of European thought into the teachings of Russian Orthodoxy.
Russia's Age of Serfdom 1649-1861, Paperback (January 2008)
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.
Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater, Hardback (May 2003)» View all books by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
How did educated 18th-century Russians view society? In this study, historian Elise Wirtschafter turns to literary plays to reconstruct the social thinking of the past and to discover how Russians of the Enlightenment understood themselves.
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Author Biography - Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter is Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Her previous books include: From Serf to Russian Soldier (1990); Structures of Society: Imperial Russia's "People of Various Ranks" (1994); Social Identity in Imperial Russia (1997); and The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater (2003).
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