A Life Under Russian Serfdom: The Memoirs Of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-68
Publish Date: 2005-03
Author: Boris B. Gorshkov Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii
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This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom during 1800-31 and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and state authorities.