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A Life under Russian Serfdom : The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868

Author/creator Purlevskii, Savva Dmitrievich 1800-1868 Author
Other author/creatorGorshkov, Boris B. Editor
Other author/creatorAmerican Council of Learned Societies.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoHighland Park : Central European University Press
Description119 p. ill 09.040x06.140 in.
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Summary Annotation This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities. Purlevskii came from an initially prosperous family that later became impoverished. Early in his childhood, he lost his father. Purlevskii did not have a chance to gain a formal education. He lived under serfdom until 1831 when at the age of 30 he escaped his servitude. Gorshkov's introduction provides some basic knowledge about Russian serfdom and draws upon the most recent scholarship. Notes provide references and general information about events, places and people mentioned in the memoirs. Besides its appeal to scholars of Russian history, peasant studies, or servile systems such as serfdom and slavery, the illustrations and the conversational style will make this book highly suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2004027453
ISBN9637326154 (Perfect) Active Record
Standard identifier# 9789637326158
Stock number00154156

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