Russian peasants go to court : legal culture in the countryside, 1905-1917 (eBook, 2004) []
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Russian peasants go to court : legal culture in the countryside, 1905-1917

Russian peasants go to court : legal culture in the countryside, 1905-1917

Author: Jane Burbank
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
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A study of the legal culture of Russian peasants in the closing years of the Russian Empire Russian Peasants. Jane Burbank's study of court records reveals engaged rural citizens who valued order in their communities and made use of state courts to seek justice and to enforce and protect order.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burbank, Jane.
Russian peasants go to court.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004002133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Burbank
ISBN: 0253110297 9780253110299 9780253344267 0253344263 1282072250 9781282072251
OCLC Number: 62732490
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 374 pages) : charts, facsimiles, illustrations, maps
Contents: The peasant question and the law --
A litigious person and her possibilities --
A day at court --
All sorts of suits and disputes --
Small crime and punishment --
Peasant jurisprudence --
Legal recourse in a time of troubles --
A different justice?
Responsibility: Jane Burbank.
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Brings into focus the legal practice of Russian peasants in the township courts of the Russian empire from 1905 through 1917. This text demonstrates that Russian peasants made effective use of legal  Read more...


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Using numerous case records from volost courts from 1905 to 1917, Burbank (New York Univ.) argues that the peasants who judged and were judged in these courts showed notable respect for law and legal Read more...

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