1st Edition

Modernizing Muscovy Reform and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Edited By Jarmo Kotilaine, Marshall Poe Copyright 2004
    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 2004. Modernizing Muscovy is a comprehensive account of seventeenth-century
    Russian history. It rejects the traditional interpretation of this era as the twilight
    of the Russian Middle Ages. By revealing important instances of dynamic
    change in the late Muscovite state, economy, and society, the book demonstrates
    the crucial importance of pre-Petrine reform in Russia’s transition to one of the
    great powers of the world. The book’s broad scope makes it a veritable
    encyclopaedia of late Muscovite history. It both synthesizes previous scholarship
    and breaks new ground in many important areas.

    Introduction; Background; The State and its Servants; The Economy; The Military and International Relations; Religion and Culture; The Arts and Sciences; Self and Society; Afterword


    Jarmo Kotilaine a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is the author of several books and articles on Russian, Eastern European, and Scandinavian economic history. Marshall Poe has taught history at Harvard, Columbia and New York University. Dr Poe is currently an editorial analyst for The Atlantic Monthly and lives in Washington, DC.