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- DescriptionBased on the rare diary of an 18th-century Russian provincial merchant, A Russian Merchant's Tale presents a revealing portrait of Russia's little-kwn commercial class. By recording his daily contacts with a wide array of individuals from lords to laborers for more than 40 years, Ivan Alekseevich Tolchev opened a window onto the education, work, birth, death, marriage, business, civic, holiday, and religious practices of a social group about which little has been kwn. Using the tools of microhistory to interpret the diary, David L. Ransel vividly brings to life Tolchev's self-construction, his relations with family and society, and his entire world of aspirations, achievements, and failures. Challenging prevailing stereotypes of Russian merchants as tradition-bound and narrow-minded, A Russian Merchant's Tale offers important new insights into the social history of imperial Russia.
- Author BiographyDavid L. Ransel is Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History and Director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is author of Village Mothers: Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria (IUP, 2005) and editor (with Jane Burbank) of Imperial Russia: New Histories for the Empire (IUP, 1998).
- Author(s)David L. Ransel
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication26/11/2008
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleIndiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note15 b&w photos, 5 maps
- Weight590 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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