By Robert Ernest Frederick Smith
This complete learn of farming tools and agrarian association in Russia earlier than the time of Peter the nice shifts the emphasis from the nice estates to the elemental creation unit, the peasant kin farms, and makes use of archaeological and enthnographic fabrics to complement the documentary facts. The equipment of creation and the farm implements used are defined intimately and Professor Smith argues that includes inherent in peasant farming account for Russian backwardness in this interval. half I classifies and describes the variety of agrarian actions carried on in Muscovy - arable farming, hayfields, farm animals, and amassing from the woodland - and offers a version of a hypothetical farm unit; half II examines 3 areas -Moscow, Toropets and Kazan - which stretch throughout valuable eu Russia; and half III presents a bankruptcy at the dating among peasant farming and the country.
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