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Author Purlevskii, Savva Dmitrievich, 1800-1868.

Title A life under Russian serfdom : memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868 / translated and edited by Boris B. Gorshkov
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 119 pages) : illustrations, 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
Summary "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, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Purlevskii, Savva Dmitrievich, 1800-1868.
Serfdom -- Russia -- History -- 19th century.
Serfs -- Russia -- Biography.
Russia (Federation) -- Rural conditions.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gorshkov, Boris B.
ISBN 1417574534 (electronic bk.)
6155053952 (electronic bk.)
9781417574537 (electronic bk.)
9786155053955 (electronic bk.)