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Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia

Debt, Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy

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ISBN 9780674971486

Publication: October 2016

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones, 14 tables

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  • Introduction
  • I. The Culture of Debt
    • 1. Usurers’ Tales
    • 2. Nobles and Merchants
    • 3. The Boundaries of Risk
    • 4. Fraud, Property, and Respectability
    • 5. Kinship and Family
  • II. Debt and the Law
    • 6. Debtors and Bureaucrats
    • 7. In the Pit with Debtors
    • 8. Intermediaries, Lawyers, and Scriveners
    • 9. Creditors and Debtors in Pre-Reform Courts
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: The Table of Ranks (as of 1850)
  • Appendix C: St. Petersburg Pawnbrokers, 1866
  • Appendix D.1: Objectives of Legal Representation, Based on the Powers of Attorney Registered at the Moscow Chamber of Civil Justice
  • Appendix D.2: Legal Representatives Registered at the Moscow Chamber of Civil Justice
  • Appendix E: Agreement to Provide Legal Services, 1865
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index