Peasant Icons: Representations of Rural People in Late Nineteenth Century Russia

Synopsis

c Introduction c The 1860's: Setting the Stage c Narod: Passive, Benighted Simple c The Peasant as Judge c The Peasant as Rational Man of the Land c The Communal Peasant c The Gray Peasant: Unadorned and Beseiged c Kulak: The Village Strongman c Baba: The Peasant Woman -- Virago, Eve, or Victim? c Conclusion c Selected Bibliography