The Rural Scene

  • Martin McCauley
  • Peter Waldron
Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)


Except for a significant minority of landlords almost everybody in Russia believed that serfdom was an evil which had to be eradicated. Here Yuriy Samarin, a noted Slavophile writing in autumn 1856, argues that serfdom must be reformed in order to renovate Russia’s internal structure and thus enable her to regain external strength.


Corporal Punishment Communal Land Estate Owner Family Division Street Disturbance 
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© Martin McCauley and Peter Waldron 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin McCauley
    • 1
  • Peter Waldron
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK
  2. 2.University CollegeCorkIreland

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