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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
ISBN 13: 9780253344267
ISBN 10: 253344263
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $49.95
 
 

A pathbreaking look at the legal culture of Russian peasants in the closing years of the Russian Empire. Contrary to prevailing conceptions of peasants as backward and ignorant, 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.