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The Cambridge history of Russia : Volume 1: From Early Rus' to 1689

Perrie, Maureen Editor

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2006

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  • Title:
    The Cambridge history of Russia : Volume 1: From Early Rus' to 1689
  • Author: Perrie, Maureen Editor
  • Variant Title: Cambridge History of Russia: From Early Rus' to 1689. 1st Ed. Vol. 1
    Cambridge History of Russia Vol. 1 From Early Rus' to 1689, 1st Edition
    Cambridge History of Russia. Vol 1
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
  • Creation Date: 2006
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 777 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Russia -- History; Russia -- Civilization
  • Description: This first volume of the Cambridge History of Russia covers the period from early ('Kievan') Rus' to the start of Peter the Great's reign in 1689. It surveys the development of Russia through the Mongol invasions to the expansion of the Muscovite state in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and deals with political, social, economic and cultural issues under the Riurikid and early Romanov rulers. The volume is organised on a primarily chronological basis, but a number of general themes are also addressed, including the bases of political legitimacy; law and society; the interactions of Russians and non-Russians; and the relationship of the state with the Orthodox Church. The international team of authors incorporates the latest Russian and Western scholarship and offers an authoritative new account of the formative 'pre-Petrine' period of Russian history, before the process of Europeanisation had made a significant impact on society and culture.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: From early Rus' to 1689 / edited by Maureen Perrie
    Russia's geographical environment / Denis J.B. Shaw
    The origins of Rus' (c.900-1015) / Jonathan Shepard
    Kievan Rus' (1015-1125) / Simon Franklin
    The Rus' principalities (1125-1246) / Martin Dimnik
    North-eastern Russia and the Golden Horde (1246-1359) / Janet Martin
    The emergence of Moscow (1359-1462) / Janet Martin
    Medieval Novgorod / V.L. Ianin
    The growth of Muscovy (1462-1533) / Donald Ostrowski
    Ivan IV (1533-1584) / Sergei Bogatyrev
    Fedor Ivanovich and Boris Godunov (1584-1605) / A.P. Pavlov
    The peasantry / Richard Hellie
    Towns and commerce / Denis J.B. Shaw
    The non-Christian peoples on the Muscovite frontiers / Michael Khodarkovsky
    The Orthodox Church / David B. Miller
    The law / Richard Hellie
    Political ideas and rituals / Michael S. Flier
    The Time of Troubles (1603-1613) / Maureen Perrie
    The central government and its institutions / Marshall Poe
    Local government and administration / Brian Davies
    Muscovy at war and peace / Brian Davies
    Non-Russian subjects / Michael Khodarkovsky
    The economy, trade and serfdom / Richard Hellie
    Law and society / Nancy Shields Kollmann
    Urban developments / Denis J.B. Shaw
    Popular revolts / Maureen Perrie
    The Orthodox Church and the schism / Robert O. Crummey
    Cultural and intellectual life / Lindsey Hughes.
  • Identifier: ISBN1-139-05410-4