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A life under Russian serfdom : memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868

Author: Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii; Boris B Gorshkov
Publisher: Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, ©2005.
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"This memoir provides readers with a glimpse of the life of a Russian serf, Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii. He was born in 1800 in Velikoe, in a serf village in Yaroslavl' province of central Russia. At the age of thirty, he escaped from serfdom by fleeing to the south. He wrote his memoirs shortly before his death in 1868." "Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and the life of his grandparents,  Read more...
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Purlevskii, Savva Dmitrievich, 1800-1868.
Life under Russian serfdom.
Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, c2005
(DLC) 2004027453
(OCoLC)57170219
Named Person: Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii; Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii; Boris B Gorshkov
ISBN: 1417574534 9781417574537 9786155053955 6155053952
OCLC Number: 57698677
Description: 1 online resource (x, 119 p.) : ill., maps
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Boris B. Gorshkov.

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This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom during 1800-31 and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He  Read more...

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