The Development of Literacy in Russia and the USSR from the Tenth to the Twentieth Centuries

@article{Mironov1991TheDO,
  title={The Development of Literacy in Russia and the USSR from the Tenth to the Twentieth Centuries},
  author={Boris Nikolaevich Mironov},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  year={1991},
  volume={31},
  pages={229 - 252}
}
  • B. Mironov
  • Published 22 January 1991
  • History, Economics
  • History of Education Quarterly
The history of literacy in Russia may be divided into four periods: 1) the Kievan, from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries (before the Mongol invasion); 2) the medieval (Muscovite), from the middle of the thirteenth to the end of the seventeenth centuries; 3) the imperial, from the eighteenth century to 1917; and 4) the Soviet, after 1917. For each of these periods distinctive sources have been preserved that call for special handling and methodologies. 
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