TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Russia and Europe.—The Russian Monk
THE PROBLEMS OF RUSSIAN PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Chapter One: "Holy Russia." Moscow as Third Rome.
§1.Kievic Old Russia.
Geographical Preliminaries.—The Russian Slavs and their Neigbours.—Racial Fusions.—Slavs and Russians, Great Russia and Little Russia.—Was the Russian State of Norse Origin?
Alleged unwarlike Character of the Slavs.—Negative Democracy.—The Village Community (Mir) and the Family Community (Zadruga)
Effect of Soil and Climate
Significance of Commerce to Kiev
Evolution of Law.—Defective Sense of the State (Anarchism?)
Political Position of the Grand Princes.—Absolutism.—The Duma of Boyars and the Věče
Kiev breaks up into petty Principalities.—The country is centralised by Moscow.—Sociological Appraisement of the centralising Forces: the Power of Religion and of the Church
Centralisation: the Boyars become subordinate to the Tsar.—The Duma of Boyars and the Věče.—The Zemskii Sobor of Moscow.—The Muscovite administrative State
The Peasant, too, becomes Subject to the State: Serfdom.—Agrarian Communism in Moscow.—The Towns.—Aristocratic Subdivision of Society.—Social Significance of the new Dynasty of the Romanovs