Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1, Old Muscovy, Chapters 1-6 Abstract
* Chapter 1 depicts Moscow in the 1670s as a bustling commercial city and the Kremlin being a city within that is the center of both the church and its government run by the hereditary nobility.
* It describes Russia's pious and unassuming Tsar Alexis as a demigod, Orthodox Russia's foes that surround...
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