The Military History Of Tsarist Russia / Edition 1

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Volume one of a two-volume set, The Military History of Tsarist Russia is the first overview in English of the rise of the armed forces in Russia, from the Muscovite army of the 15th century through the reforms, expansions, and westernization of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and the victory over Napoleon in 1812-1815. Essays also highlight the ideological conflict between Westernization and Russiafication, and the revolution that brought down the Romanovs in 1917. The eleven chapters by acknowledged experts provide a fine introduction to Russian military and naval history.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Both the scholar and the general reader will find good reading and good military history."—Lt. Col Robert B. Kane, USAF, Air and Space Power Jourbanal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312226350
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick W. Kagan is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Robin Higham is Professor of History at Kansas State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Frederick W. Kagan & Robin Higham
• The Foundations of Muscovite Military Power, 1453-1613—Brian Davies
• The Romanov Transformation, 1613-1725—Paul Bushkovitch
• The Imperial Russian Army, 1725-1796—Bruce Menning
• Paul I and Catherine II's Military Legacy, 1762-1801—Bruce Menning
• Russia's Wars with Napoleon, 1805-1815—Frederick W. Kagan
• Russia's Small Wars, 1805-1861—Frederick W. Kagan
• The Russian Army 1853-1881—Frederick W. Kagan
• The Imperial Russian Navy, 1696-1900: The Ambiguous Legacy of Peter's "Second Arm"—Jacob Kipp
• The Russo-Japanese War—David Schimmelpenninck
• Mukden to Tannenberg: Defeat to Defeat, 1905-1914—Bruce Menning
• The Imperial Army in World War I, 1914-1917—David Jones
• Russia's Geopolitical Dilemma and the Question of Backwardness—Frederick W. Kagan

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