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Daniel Kaiser
Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA 50112-2227)

Marriage and Family in Early Modern Russia

To analyze (1) the traditional pre-Christian marriage forms and kinship structure in early modern Russia; (2) the social status of husband, wife and children and the role of kinship in fixing that status; (3) marriage and divorce in Muscovy; and (4) sexual relations in Muscovy. Three basic kinds of sources utilized will be (1) clerical penitentials and essays, (2) private-law documents and (3) various literary sources.

Project fields:
Russian History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 8/31/1979