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Author Kivelson, Valerie A. (Valerie Ann)
Title Cartographies of Tsardom : the land and its meanings in seventeenth-century Russia / Valerie Kivelson.
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
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 Special Collections & Archives  GA933.6.A1 K58 2006    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 263 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-256) and index.
Contents Nesting narratives : the history and historiography of Muscovite cartography -- Engaging with the law : cartography, autocracy, and Muscovite legality -- Signs in space : landscape and property in a serf-owning society -- "The souls of the righteous in a bright place" : landscape and orthodoxy in seventeenth-century Russian maps -- Messages in the land : Siberian maps and providential narratives -- "Exalted and glorified to the ends of the earth" : Christianity and colonialism -- "Myriad, countless foreigners" : Siberia's human geography and Muscovite conceptions of empire -- Under the sovereign's mighty hand : colonial subjects and Muscovite imperial policies.
Summary By studying 17th century maps Kivelson sheds light on Muscovite Russia - the relationship of state and society, the growth of an empire, the rise of serfdom and the place of Orthodox Christianity in society.
Local Note Margaret Mackenzie-Hooson; Gift; 2013.
Subject Cartography -- Russia -- History -- 17th century.
Cartography -- Social aspects -- Russia -- History -- 17th century.
Collection Title David J.M. Hooson Collection.
ISBN 0801444098 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801472539 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 64896626