«Crimean Captives» and their Redemption in the 1650s: On the History of Colonization of Russia’s Steppes Frontier

RUDN Journal of Russian History. 2012;0(4):31-43


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Journal Title: RUDN Journal of Russian History

ISSN: 2312-8674 (Print); 2312-8690 (Online)

Publisher: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Society/Institution: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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V D Zhukov (Российский государственный архив древних актов)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The author considers the mecanism of state redemption of captives in the 1650s. Particular attention is given to quantitative analysis of the information on social status of the redeemed, their geographic origin, and the circumstances of their capture. Also, the mechanism of redemption, averge ransom prices, and the total amount of money allocated these purposes.