Fediukin, "'Ot oboikh istinnoe shliakhetstvo
': Sukhoputnyi shliakhetnyi kadetskii korpus i konstruirovaniie poslepetrovskoi elity, 1731-1762," in Ideal vospitaniia dvorianstva v Evrope (17-nachalo 19 vv.), ed.
Arguably the most theoretically sophisticated contributions to the volume, the articles by Dmitrii Polonskii, Nikolai Petrukhintsev, Mikhail Kiselev, and Sergei Pol'skoi return to questions of terminology, with reference to epistolary etiquette and self-identification, the language of soslovie, the distinction between magnates or lineal nobles (famil'nye) and lesser service nobles (the shliakhetstvo
) during the political crisis of 1730, and the formation and political significance of "court society" (pridvornoe obshchestvo) in the post-Petrine era.