Where the twain meet again: New results of the Dutch Russian project on regional development 1780-1917


Pim Kooij (ed)
Richard Paping (ed)


Pim Kooij en Richard Paping (eds.)

This volume is a sequel to Historia Agriculturae 28. Both volumes publish the results of the Dutch-Russian project on regional development in a comparative perspective, sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO. The main pivot is once again demographic development in four regions: the Groningen clay area and the eastern part of North-Brabant in the Netherlands,
and the Yaroslavl and Tambov regions in Russia. This volume also deals with some extra regions, thanks to the co-operation of research groups in St Petersburg and Wageningen. The book starts with new results of cohort analyses. The convergence of demographic patterns is confirmed in some contributions, but unfortunately the pattern is not as uniform as one would wish.

Taking the demographic domain as the starting point, we try to explore other domains of society, especially economic and social ones. Once again, this approach reveals that using the same theories, methods, and computer programs leads to highly comparable results.

Omslagontwerp en vormgevingsadviezen: Edward Houting BNO


  • Title and contents
  • Prologue
    Pim Kooij, Richard Paping
  • Theme 1 Demographic behaviour
  • Demographic behaviour in the Yaroslavl loamy area
    The results of cohort analysis for two typical rural parishes
    Irina Shustrova, Elena Sinitsyna
  • Characteristics of households in the Eastern part of North Brabant 1810-1920
    Gerard Trienekes
  • A comparison of cohort analysis and other methods of demographic microanalysis used in studying the Tambov region
    Marina Akolzina, Vladimir Dyatchkov, Valery Kanitschev, Roman Kontchakov, Yuri Mizis, Ella Morozova
  • Marriage behaviour in pre-industrial Karelian rural parishes
    Irina Cherniakova
  • Conjugality in the Olonets province in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
    Some inferences drawn from information taken from the registers of births, deaths and marriages
    Serguei Kachtchenko, Svetlana Smirnova
  • Age at first marriage in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russa and the Netherlands: tradition or economic and social circumstances?
    Richard Paping, Geurt Collenteur
  • Consistency in matters of life and death?
    Discriminating demographic patterns in Groningen, 1850-1920
    Geurt Collenteur
  • Theme 2 From demography to society
  • Demographic development in the context of integral history
    Pim Kooij
  • Tambov regional development in the context of integral history, 1800-1917
    Contradictions in the modernization of Russian society on a basis of micro-history
    Vladimir Dyatchkov, Valery Kanitschev
  • Social networks and the elite in North Brabant and Groningen, 1780-1910
    Maarten Duijvendak
  • The development of the family structure in the Tambov region, 1800-1917
    Valery Kanitschev, Roman Kontchakov, Yuri Mizis, Ella Morozova
  • Demographic behaviour of landowning farmers in eighteenth-century Zeeland
    Piet van Cruyningen
  • Family strategies, wage labour and the family life cycle in the Groningen country side, c. 1850-1910
    Richard Paping
  • Epilogue
    Some results from the study of culture of the Russian provinces and prospects for future research in the context of integral history
    Vitaly Afiani
  • Historia Agriculturae


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