The Effects of Partible Inheritance: Gentry Families and the State in Muscovy

@article{Kivelson1994TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Partible Inheritance: Gentry Families and the State in Muscovy},
  author={V. Kivelson},
  journal={The Russian Review},
  year={1994},
  volume={53},
  pages={197}
}
  • V. Kivelson
  • Published 1994
  • Political Science
  • The Russian Review
In the eighteenth century, as political thinkers turned their attention to the pursuit of democracy and political equality, one of the central matters of interest to them was replacing the antiquated rules of primogeniture, which were seen to perpetuate a privileged aristocracy, with the more just and democratic practice of equal partition. When Virginia abolished entails and primogeniture Thomas Jefferson praised the move for ending a system that served the "perpetuation of wealth in select… Expand
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