Serfs on the Move: Peasant Seasonal Migration in Pre-Reform Russia, 1800–61

@article{Gorshkov2000SerfsOT,
  title={Serfs on the Move: Peasant Seasonal Migration in Pre-Reform Russia, 1800–61},
  author={Boris B. Gorshkov},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={627 - 656}
}
  • Boris B. Gorshkov
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
One of the enduring images of Russian historiography is that of the “backward peasant” isolated from the outside world and immersed in ageless village mores. For example, a recent study described peasant “isolation ... from the rest of society ... at almost every level – legal, political, economic, cultural, social, and geographic .... They rarely came across anything beyond the narrow confines of their own village and its fields ....” Although this picture of an isolated, agrarian peasantry… Expand

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