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Title Modernizing Muscovy : reform and social change in seventeenth-century Russia / edited by Jarmo Kotilaine and Marshall Poe.

Imprint London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

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Description vi, 489 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series RoutledgeCurzon studies on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ; 1
RoutledgeCurzon studies on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ; 1.
Note Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Modernization in the early modern context : the case of Muscovy / Jarmo Kotilaine and Marshall Poe -- The sixteenth-century legacy / Janet Martin -- The expanding role of the state in Russia / Richard Hellie -- Bureaucratic administration in seventeenth-century Russia / Peter B. Brown -- Modernization of law in seventeenth-century Muscovy / George B. Weickhardt -- Absolutism and the new men of seventeenth-century Russia / Marshall Poe -- The assembly of the land (zemskii Sobor) as a representative institution / Donald Ostrowski -- Mercantilism in pre-petrine Russia / Jarmo T. Kotilaine -- The arkhangel'sk trade, empty state coffers, and the drive to modernize : state monopolization of Russian export commodities under Mikhail Fedorovich / Maria Solomon Arel -- The Thirty Years' War, the Smolensk War and the modernization of international relations in Europe / Paul Dukes -- European mercenary officers and the reception of military reform in the seventeenth-century Russian army / William R. Reger, IV -- Modernizing the military : Peter the Great and military reform / Carol B. Stevens -- Rebellion and reformation in the Muscovite military / Graeme Herd -- Church reform and the "white clergy" in seventeenth-century Russia / Debra Coulter -- The patriarch's rivals : local strongmen and the limits of church reform during the seventeenth century / Georg B. Michels -- Secularization and westernization revisited : art and architecture in seventeenth-century Russia / Lindsey Hughes -- The administration of Western medicine in seventeenth-century Russia / Eve Levin -- A Jesuit Aristotle in seventeenth-century Russia : cosmology and the planetary system in the Slavo-Grego-Latin academy / Nikolaos A. Chrissidis -- Society, identity and modernity in seventeenth-century Russia / Nancy Shields Kollmann -- Discovering individualism among the deceased : gravestones in early modern Russia / Daniel H. Kaiser -- Peter and the seventeenth century / Paul Bushkovitch.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Russia -- Politics and government -- 1613-1689.
Russia -- History -- 1613-1689.
Russia -- Civilization -- 17th century.
Added Author Kotilaine, Jarmo.
Poe, Marshall.
ISBN 0415307511 (alk. paper)
9780415307512 (alk. paper)