Economic history of early modern Russia (Introduction)
This special issue brings together papers presented in May 2021 at a seminar celebrating the seventy-fifth birthday of Professor Zoia V. Dmitrieva. It was organized by a group of her pupils and colleagues at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in St. Petersburg, Russia. The seminar aimed to explore new ways of approaching early modern Russian economic and social history that combine a thorough command of the primary sources —an expertise highly valued in the field— with international theoretical and methodological innovations. This special issue is both a tribute to Professor Dmitrieva and an opportunity to situate her experience within the wider context of the development of the economic history of early modern Russia as an academic discipline from the late Soviet period to the present.