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HISB93H3 Professor Dowler Fall 2009 Lecture Note


Department
History
Course Code
HISB93H3
Professor
Wayne Dowler

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NOV 26
Miloslavskii
Naryshkin
Fedor
Mestnichestvo
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x Tsar Aleksei died in 1676
x He left behind him 3 sons, 2 by his first wife
x His first wife belonged to the Miloslavski (a prominent boyar family)
x The third son was from second wife who was from the Naryshkin (another important boyar
family)
x Fedor, was oldest son, but he was s a sickly man
x He made very little contribution to Russian history
x He abolished mestnichestvo (system that says that you could not serve under someone in the
bureaucracy that was below you in social class).
x Fedor died in 1682
x That left his brother, Ivan, as the next heir
x Since Ivan was older than Peter, the family argued that Ivan should take over
x Ivan was still a boy, but he was also mentally impaired
x He was not capable of ruling
x Peter, although younger, was very intelligent, robust
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x This struggle happened in the capital city of Moscow
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x She began to spread rumours about the Nary
x On her side, she began to make rash promises about what would be granted if Ivan was
elected
x This strategy began to work
x There were riots
x Peter witnessed the death of his uncle
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