The Resource A Woman's Kingdom : Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861, Michelle Lamarche Marrese

A Woman's Kingdom : Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861, Michelle Lamarche Marrese

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A Woman's Kingdom : Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861
Title
A Woman's Kingdom
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Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861
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Michelle Lamarche Marrese
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In A Woman's Kingdom, Michelle Lamarche Marrese explores the development of Russian noblewomen's unusual property rights. In contrast to women in Western Europe, who could not control their assets during marriage until the second half of the nineteenth century, married women in Russia enjoyed the right to alienate and manage their fortunes beginning in 1753. Marrese traces the extension of noblewomen's right to property and places this story in the broader context of the evolution of private property in Russia before the Great Reforms of the 1860s. Historians have often dismissed women's property rights as meaningless. In the patriarchal society of Imperial Russia, a married woman could neither work nor travel without her husband's permission, and divorce was all but unattainable. Yet, through a detailed analysis of women's property rights from the Petrine era through the abolition of serfdom in 1861, Marrese demonstrates the significance of noblewomen's proprietary power. She concludes that Russian noblewomen were unique not only for the range of property rights available to them, but also for the active exercise of their legal prerogatives.A remarkably broad source base provides a solid foundation for Marrese's conclusions. These sources comprise more than eight thousand transactions from notarial records documenting a variety of property transfers, property disputes brought to the Senate, noble family papers, and a vast memoir literature. A Woman's Kingdom stands as a masterful challenge to the existing, androcentric view of noble society in Russia before Emancipation
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DE-B1597
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Marrese, Michelle Lamarche
Dewey number
305.4/0947
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other
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ1662.M367 2002
Nature of contents
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Women landowners
  • Women
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
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specialized
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A Woman's Kingdom : Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861, Michelle Lamarche Marrese
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text
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Contents
  • TWO. The Enigma of Married Women's Control of Property
  • THREE. Marriage and the Practice of Separate Property
  • FOUR. A Desiatina of Her Own: Gender and the Culture of Noble Property
  • FIVE. The Culture of Giving: Women, Men, and Testamentary Behavior
  • SIX. The Pomeshchitsa, Absent and Present: Women and Estate Management
  • SEVEN. Women and the Legal Process
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. A Note on Sources: The Krepostnye Knigi
  • Appendix 2. Kinship of Litigants in Inheritance Disputes Involving Noblewomen, 1700-1861
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • ONE. From Maintenance to Entitlement: Women and the Law of Inheritance
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1 online resource
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online
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9781501728518
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.7591/9781501728518
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23 tables, 1 halftone
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)515037
  • (OCoLC)1054065195
  • (DE-B1597)9781501728518
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
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A Woman's Kingdom : Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861, Michelle Lamarche Marrese
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • TWO. The Enigma of Married Women's Control of Property
  • THREE. Marriage and the Practice of Separate Property
  • FOUR. A Desiatina of Her Own: Gender and the Culture of Noble Property
  • FIVE. The Culture of Giving: Women, Men, and Testamentary Behavior
  • SIX. The Pomeshchitsa, Absent and Present: Women and Estate Management
  • SEVEN. Women and the Legal Process
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. A Note on Sources: The Krepostnye Knigi
  • Appendix 2. Kinship of Litigants in Inheritance Disputes Involving Noblewomen, 1700-1861
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • ONE. From Maintenance to Entitlement: Women and the Law of Inheritance
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501728518
Other physical details
23 tables, 1 halftone
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)515037
  • (OCoLC)1054065195
  • (DE-B1597)9781501728518
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web

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