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The Resource Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Sergei Antonov

Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Sergei Antonov

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Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
Title
Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia
Title remainder
debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy
Statement of responsibility
Sergei Antonov
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia explores the culture of money and credit in imperial Russia through the eyes of ordinary individuals. Moving beyond the stereotypes of wasteful nobles, backward merchants, and ruthless moneylenders, this study recreates the daily tangle of motivations, practices, and disputes that preceded and underpinned Russia's "great reforms" of the mid-nineteenth century. Sergei Antonov uses close readings of previously unexamined legal cases to argue that Russian courts, despite their many shortcomings, provided a reasonably efficient forum for defining, promoting, and protecting private property interests. At the same time, debt cases reveal beliefs and attitudes shared by members of various classes and legal estates into which Russia's population was officially divided, and indicate the existence of a single, although amorphous, propertied class previously assumed to be absent in pre-revolutionary Russia"--
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1977-
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Antonov, Sergei
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
187
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Credit
  • Usury
  • Russia
Label
Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Sergei Antonov
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-371) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Usurers' tales -- Nobles and merchants -- The boundaries of risk -- Fraud, property, and respectability -- Kinship and family -- Debtors and bureaucrats -- In the pit with debtors -- Intermediaries, lawyers, and scriveners -- Creditors and debtors in pre-reform court -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn946906960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780674971486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906960
Label
Bankrupts and usurers of imperial Russia : debt, property, and the law in the age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Sergei Antonov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Usurers' tales -- Nobles and merchants -- The boundaries of risk -- Fraud, property, and respectability -- Kinship and family -- Debtors and bureaucrats -- In the pit with debtors -- Intermediaries, lawyers, and scriveners -- Creditors and debtors in pre-reform court -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn946906960
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780674971486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946906960

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