Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This comprehensive study of farming methods and agrarian organization in Russia before the time of Peter the Great shifts the emphasis from the great estates to the basic production unit, the peasant family farms, and uses archaeological and enthnographic materials to supplement the documentary evidence. The methods of production and the farm implements used are described in detail and Professor Smith argues that features inherent in peasant farming account for Russian backwardness during this period. Part I classifies and describes the range of agrarian activities carried on in Muscovy - arable farming, hayfields, livestock, and gathering from the forest - and presents a model of a hypothetical farm unit; Part II examines three regions -Moscow, Toropets and Kazan - which stretch across central European Russia; and Part III provides a chapter on the relationship between peasant farming and the state.

Buy Peasant Farming in Muscovy book by Robert Ernest Frederick Smith from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521086523
ISBN-10: 0521086523
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Peasant Farming in Muscovy book by Robert Ernest Frederick Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Robert Ernest Frederick Smith

Russian Peasant, 1920 and 1984 by Robert Ernest Frederick Smith

The Russian Peasant, 1920 and 1984

Paperback, February 1977
$135.90