The Domostroi is a wonderful resource for the social history of the Muscovite period that is, sadly, little seen by any but the most serious specialist…This translation goes a long way toward opening the Domostroi to a wider audience, who may now work with it more easily…The translation itself reads well—a difficult feat, considering the abstruse style of the original. Throughout, Pouncy uses footnotes to educate readers with fuller information about the history and society of Muscovy, controversies among modern historians, choices she made for the translation and bibliographic citations for her work…More advanced scholars should also welcome this book. Pouncy's research is carefully and thoroughly done. The translation and its accompanying material provide a useful starting point for those embarking on research in this area, as well as providing helpful backup for those already working with the original Old Russian texts. ~The Russian Review (October 1995)
Original Language: Russian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.