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by Boris B. Gorshkov

ISBN: 9639241997
ISBN13: 978-9639241992
Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press (April 30, 2005)
Pages: 119
Category: Humanities
Subategory: Other

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Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, a former serf from Yaroslavl’ province, wrote his memoirs shortly before his death in 1868. A life under russian serfdom. never rose to social eminence.

Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, a former serf from Yaroslavl’ province, wrote his memoirs shortly before his death in 1868. The literary and political journal Russkii vestnik (Russian messenger) published them in 1877. 1 Their publication epitomized the intellectual interest in the life of common people during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In this era several serf memoirs appeared in Russian literary journals or were published as books. 2 But Purlevskii’s memoirs stand somewhat apart. He never occupied prominent positions in the government, nor achieved high professional status.

Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his . The memoirs of savva dmitrevich purlevskii, 1800–1868.

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Gorshkov's introduction provides some basic knowledge about Russian serfdom and draws upon the most recent scholarship.

Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and the lives of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers  . Gorshkov's introduction provides some basic knowledge about Russian serfdom and draws upon the most recent scholarship. Notes provide references and general information about events, places and people mentioned in the memoirs.

A life under russian serfdom. never rose to social eminence are drawn from Boris B. Gorshkov, Serfdom: Eastern Europe, in Encyclopedia of European Social History, 6 vols

A life under russian serfdom. Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii was born a serf in 1800 in Velikoe, a serf village in Yaroslavl province of central Russia. In 1831, at the age of thirty, Purlevskii escaped from serfdom by fleeing to the south, beyond the Danube river, where he joined the Nekrasovtsy, an Old Believer group. are drawn from Boris B. Gorshkov, Serfdom: Eastern Europe, in Encyclopedia of European Social History, 6 vols. ed. Peter N. Stearns (New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 2001), 2:379388.

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Home Browse Books Book details, A Life under Russian Serfdom: Memoirs of Savva. A Life under Russian Serfdom: Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868. By Boris B. Gorshkov. 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.

The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrevich Purlevskii, 1800-1868 (page 21). Preface (page 23). Read. Our Village, Its Inhabitants and Owners (page 27). My Grandfather (page 43).

Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities. Purlevskii came from an initially prosperous family that later became impoverished. Early in his childhood, he lost his father. Purlevskii did not have a chance to gain a formal education.

Book DescriptionThis is a translation of one of the very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and the lives of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities.

This is a translation of one of the very few Russian serfs' memoirs He lived under serfdom until 1831 when at the age of 30, he escaped his servitude.

This is a translation of one of the very few Russian serfs' memoirs. He lived under serfdom until 1831 when at the age of 30, he escaped his servitude.

Purlevskii, who was born and spent his early adulthood in a small village in central Russia, became a man at odds with his place and time. The life of a serf, he found, although reasonably pleasant at times, was cheap, and subject to the excesses of arbitrary authority. As an avid reader from childhood he knew better, and although he writes that reading exposed his ignorance about the rest of the world, it still afforded him the courage to escape to the south and make his own way in life. Gorshkov (world history, Kennesaw State U.) not only translates Purlevskii's compelling memoirs, written just before his death in his late sixties, but describes Purlevskii's two lives as a serf and free man, in a time when it seemed the feudal system in Russia would go on forever. Distributed by Books International. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Comments:
Gavinrage
Great book about the life of a Russian serf in the 60 years before emancipation. This first person story by a barely literate man tells us what the life of a serf was like and shows us how different it was from chattel slavery of the US. He explains how he made money with the permission of his owners. His story extends back to his grandfather and explains how different types of owners treated their serfs differently. Some were good and humane people and others were brutal and tough. The system of serfdom was based on a philosophy of entitlement of the aristocracy who owned everything including human labor of the ordinary people.

In one interesting event, he describes how the owner went into debt and the serfs were responsible for paying that debt for him. He, of course wined and dined as usual and lived high of the hog, but the serfs worked, labored and payed his debts for him because it was his "right" to have their labor take care of him.

Ultimately, of course, it is the brutal system that led to the Russian Revolution and it is easy to see how the transition came about.

The introduction gives a lot of references on the background and the legal status of serfdom but underestimates its negative effects on invdivisuals and society as whole. This reviewer is the great granddaughter of a serf who became a rich man and then lost everything in the Revolution so I know wherefore I speak.

Levaq
Purchased for a college class. An interesting account of life under serfdom, but please note that the author, though a serf, was educated and higher up the social ladder than many serfs. As such, his view is a little different than the average serf. Considering, however, that most serfs could not read or write and were unable to record their stories, this story provides a rare view into the life of serfdom.

Nalaylewe
Russian History is brutal.

Winasana
Boring

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