Gorshkov, Boris B.; Purlevskii, Savva Dmitrievich
Title A Life Under Russian Serfdom: The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-68
Book Condition Good
Publisher Central European Univ Pr
9637326154 / 9789637326158
Seller ID SKU9145033
9637326154 Trade paperback binding. Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.
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This 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. 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. He lived under serfdom until 1831 when at the age of 30, he escaped his servitude.