Cohabitation in imperial Russia: the case of LithuaniaDalia Leinarte
- The History of the Family, March 2012, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/1081602x.2012.658146
Cohabitation in Imperial Russia
What is it about?
The main object of this article is to reveal the reasons for cohabitation among Catholics in Kovno gubernia, the biggest administrative district in Imperial Russia's province Lithuania, from the nineteenth to the start of the twentieth centuries. The main questions of the article are: how cohabitation was treated by the community, the Church, and cohabitators themselves. The article is built on the archival sources most of them are used in published work for the first time.
Why is it important?
The article is the first archival research on cohabitation and cohabitators in Tsarist Russia.
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