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

ISBN-10: 9637326154

ISBN-13: 9789637326158

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

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Description: This is a translation of one of the very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and the lives of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family 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.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Central European University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 119
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550

List of Illustrations
Notes on the Translation
Introduction
The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrevich Purlevskii, 1800-1868
Preface
Our Village, Its Inhabitants and Owners
My Grandfather
Myself, My Childhood, and My Family
And My Adult Life Began
My Marriage, My Landlord, My Trade, and Other Things
Life Outside the Village Observed
The Bitterness of Serfdom Realized
My Activities in Estate Life
My Future Fate Resolved
Epilogue
Index
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