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State Power and Community in Early Modern Russia

The Case of Kozlov, 1635–1649

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Brian L. Davies
    Pages 1-29
  3. Brian L. Davies
    Pages 117-151
  4. Brian L. Davies
    Pages 152-206
  5. Brian L. Davies
    Pages 207-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-308

About this book


State, Power and Community in Early Modern Russia is a vivid reconstruction of life in one of the garrison towns built on Muscovy's southern steppe frontier in the early Seventeenth-century to defend against Tatar raids. It focuses on how the colonization process shaped power relations in a particular southern garrison community, both at the village level, within the land commune, and at the district level, between the general garrison community and the appointed officials representing state authority.


colonization construction Enzo Paci event identity reconstruction resistance Russia seventeenth century

About the authors

BRIAN DAVIES is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of several articles on the social history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Russia and is at work on a new book about Russia's wars with the Ottoman Empire and Crimean Khanate.

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