State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia: The Case of Kozlov, 1635-1649

State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia: The Case of Kozlov, 1635-1649

by B. Davies


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State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia is a vivid reconstruction of life in one of the garrison towns built on Muscovy's southern steppe frontier in the early Seventeenth-century to defend against Tatar raids. It focuses on how the colonization process shaped power relations in a particular southern garrison community, both at the village level, within the land commune, and at the district level, between the general garrison community and the appointed officials representing state authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403932136
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

BRIAN DAVIES is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of several articles on the social history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Russia and is at work on a new book about Russia's wars with the Ottoman Empire and Crimean Khanate.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Appendices List of Abbreviations Introduction Kozlov and the Pacification of the Nogai Front Enlistment and the Construction of Social Identity Property, Labour and the Village Commune Governing Kozlov Supplication, Subversion and Resistance Appendices Notes Index

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