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The Resource A people born to slavery : Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748, Marshall T. Poe, (electronic book)

A people born to slavery : Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748, Marshall T. Poe, (electronic book)

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A people born to slavery : Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748
Title
A people born to slavery
Title remainder
Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748
Statement of responsibility
Marshall T. Poe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many Americans and Europeans have for centuries viewed Russia as a despotic country in which people are inclined to accept suffering and oppression. What are the origins of this stereotype of Russia as a society fundamentally apart from nations in the West, and how accurate is it?" "In the first book devoted to answering these questions, Marshall T. Poe traces the root of today's perception of Russia and its people to the eyewitness descriptions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European travelers. His fascinating account - the most complete review of early modern European writings about Russia ever undertaken - explores how the image of "Russian tyranny" took hold in the popular imagination and eventually became the basis for the notion of "Oriental Despotism" first set forth by Montesquieu." "Poe, the preeminent scholar of these valuable primary sources, carefully assesses their reliability. He argues convincingly that although the foreigners exaggerated the degree of Russian "slavery," they accurately described their encounters and correctly concluded that the political culture of Muscovite autocracy was unlike that of European kingship. With his findings, Poe challenges the notion that all Europeans projected their own fantasies onto Russia. Instead, his evidence suggests that many early travelers produced, in essence, reliable ethnographies, not works of exotic "Orientalism.""--Jacket
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Cataloging source
REDDC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poe, Marshall
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D34.R9
LC item number
P64 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of the Harriman Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • Russland
  • Europa
Label
A people born to slavery : Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748, Marshall T. Poe, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terra incognita: the earliest European descriptions of Muscovy -- Legatus ad Moscoviam: European ambassadors and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Necessarium malum: European residents and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Rerum Moscoviticarum: Herberstein and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Tyrannis sine tyranno: political categories and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Simplex dominatus: Russian government in European political science -- Was Muscovy a despotism?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801474705
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv11whg6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm70731665\
  • (OCoLC)70731665
Label
A people born to slavery : Russia in early modern European ethnography, 1476-1748, Marshall T. Poe, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terra incognita: the earliest European descriptions of Muscovy -- Legatus ad Moscoviam: European ambassadors and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Necessarium malum: European residents and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Rerum Moscoviticarum: Herberstein and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Tyrannis sine tyranno: political categories and the origin of "Russian tyranny" -- Simplex dominatus: Russian government in European political science -- Was Muscovy a despotism?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801474705
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv11whg6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocm70731665\
  • (OCoLC)70731665

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