Originally published in 1987, this book is based on research concerned primarily with the Central Industrial Region. It uses archival and published sources, focusing on a category of immigrants which is comparatively well documented in official records - those who enlisted formally in the urban burgher classes. The book follows two key lines of enquiry. The first seeks clarification of the legal provisions governing such enlistment, and the second introduces a large amount of data on this enlistment. The book uses the data of individual case records and of other materials to illuminate the processes by which peasants were absorbed into the urban population in eighteenth-century Russia.
1. "Trading Peasants" and the Problem of Urbanization in Eighteenth-Century Russia
2. Legislation on Enlistment of Peasants in the Urban Classes
3. Enlistment of Peasants in the Urban Classes – Nationwide Data
5. Provincial and District Towns of the Central Industrial Region
6. Individual Paths to Urban Citizenship
List of Abbreviations Used in Source References
List of Sources
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1983, draw together research by leading academics on William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the historical, political and philosophical, whilst also exploring their work with other political figures such as Paul Kruger. This set will be of interest to students of history and politics respectively.