The Military History Of Tsarist Russia

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Overview

The Military History of Tsarist Russia examines Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to World War I. Leading historians trace the growth of imperial armies, the effects of war with Napoleon and Japan, and the collapse of Tsarist power. Questions of military organization, doctrine, and technique are paramount, as well as the critical question of the interface between the armed forces and society.

Author Biography: 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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"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 Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230602588
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (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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