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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the Muscovite history in Russia.


Six Superlative Sources

· Sergei M. Soloviev. History of Russia. Academic International Press, multiple volumes issued, out of sequence, since 1976.

· Michael Cherniavsky. Tsar and People: A Historical Study of Russian National and Social Myths. Yale University Press, 1961.

· Robert O. Crummey. Aristocrats and Servitors: The Boyar Elite in Russia, 1613-1689. Princeton University Press, 1983.

· Edward L. Keenan, Jr. "Muscovite Political Folkways." Russian Review 45, no. 2 (1986): 115-81.

· Nancy Shields Kollmann. Kinship and Politics: The Making of the Muscovite Political System, 1345-1547. Stanford University Press, 1987.

· Benjamin Phillip Uroff. Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin, On Russia in the Reign of Alexis Mikhailovich: An Annotated Translation. Ph.D. dissertation. Columbia University, 1970.

Other Excellent Sources

· Gustav Alef. Rulers and Nobles in Fifteenth-Century Muscovy. Variorum Reprints, 1983.

· Douglas J. Bennet. "The Idea of Kingship in 17th-Century Russia." Ph.D. dissertation. Harvard University, 1967.

· Jerome Blum. Lord and Peasant in Russia from the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century. Princeton University Press, 1961.

· Peter Bowman Brown. "Muscovite Government Bureaus." Russian History 10 (1983): 269-330.

· Bucknell's Russian Studies History Page

· Paul Bushkovitch. Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

· Barbara Evans Clements, Barbara Alpern Engel, Christine D. Worobec, eds. Russia's Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991.

· James Cracraft. The Church Reform of Peter the Great. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1971.

· James Cracraft. The Petrine Revolution in Russian Architecture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

· Robert O. Crummey. "Reflections on Mestnichestovo in the 17th Century." Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte 27 (1980): 269-81.

· J. L. I. Fennell. The Emergence of Moscow, 1304-1359. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

· Gregory Freeze. "The Soslovie (Estate) Paradigm and Russian Social History." American Historical Review 91, no. 1 (1986): 11-36.

· Charles J. Halperin. Russia and the Golden Horde: The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

· Richard Hellie. The Economy and Material Culture of Russia, 1600-1725. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

· Richard Hellie. The Muscovite Law Code (Ulozhenie) of 1649. Irvine, Calif.: Charles Schlacks, Jr., 1988.

· Richard Hellie. Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

· Richard Hellie. Slavery in Russia, 1450-1725. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

· Lindsey Hughes. Russia in the Age of Peter the Great. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

· Edward L. Keenan, Jr. "The Trouble with Muscovy: Some Obervations upon Problems of the Comparative Study of Form and Genre in Historical Writing." Medievalia et Humanistica, n.s. 5 (1974): 103-26.

· Valerie A. Kivelson. Autocracy in the Provinces: The Muscovite Gentry and Political Culture in the Seventeenth Century. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.

· Ann M. Kleimola. "The Changing Face of the Muscovite Aristocracy: The Sixteenth Century Sources of Weakness." Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 25 (1977): 481-93.

· Ann M. Kleimola. "Kto Kogo: Patterns of Duma Recruitment, 1547-1564." Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte 38 (1986): 205-20.

· Ann M. Kleimola. "Patterns of Duma Recruitment, 1505-1550." Daniel Clarke Waugh, ed., Essays in Honors of A. A. Zimin, pp. 232-58. Columbus, Ohio: Slavica, 1985.

· Nancy Shields Kollmann. By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999.

· Nancy Shields Kollmann. "The Seclusion of Elite Muscovite Women." Russian History 10, pt. 2 (1983): 170-87.

· Vasili Klyuchevsky. The Rise of the Romanovs. Trans. Liliana Archibald. London: Macmillan, 1970.

· Vasili Klyuchevsky. Peter the Great. Trans. Liliana Archibald. Boston: Beacon Press, 1984.

· John P. LeDonne. Absolutism and Ruling Class: The Formation of the Russian Political Order, 1700-1825. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

· John P. LeDonne. "Ruling Families in the Russian Political Order, 1689-1825." Cahiers du monde russe et soviétique 28, nos. 3-4 (1987): 233-322.

· Eve Levin. Sex and Society in the World of the Orthodox Slavs, 900-1700. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1989.

· Russell E. Martin. "Dynastic Marriage in Muscovy, 1500-1729." Ph.D. dissertation. Harvard University, 1996.

· Brenda Meehan-Waters. Autocracy and Aristocracy: The Russian Service Elite of 1730. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1982.

· Donald Ostrowski. Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier, 1304-1589. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

· Richard Pipes. Karamzin's Memoir on Ancient and Modern Russia: A Translation and Analysis. New York: Atheneum, 1986.

· Richard Pipes. Russia under the Old Regime. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974.

· University of Pittsburgh's Russian and East European Studies Website

· S. F. Platonov. The Time of Troubles. Trans. John T. Alexander. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1985.

· Marshall Poe. "What Did Muscovites Mean When They Called Themselves 'Slaves of the Tsar'?" Slavic Review 57, no. 3 (1998): 585-608.

· Omeljan Pritsak. The Origin of Rus'. Volume One: Old Scandinavian Sources other than the Sagas. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1981.

· Natalia Pushkareva. Women in Russian History from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century. Trans. Eve Levin. New York: M. E. Sharp, 1997.

· Marc Raeff. The Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia: The Eighteenth-Century Nobility. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1966.

· Daniel Rowland. "Did Muscovite Literary Ideology Place Limits on the Power of the Tsar (1540s-1660s)?" Russian Review 49, no. 2 (1990): 125-55.

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