The Battle that Shook Europe: Poltava and the Birth of the Russian Empire

The Battle that Shook Europe: Poltava and the Birth of the Russian Empire

by Peter Englund


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780764764
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Englund is Professor of History at Uppsala University, Sweden's oldest and most prestigious seat of learning. He is heavily involved in the international media and has worked as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and the Balkans. He has recently been elected to the Swedish Academy, responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature. His bestselling The Battle that Shook Europe is recognized as the definitive work on the subject, and an international classic of the genre.

Table of Contents

1. The Stoat 
2. The March
3. Sunday Morning 
4. The Road to Poltava 
5. The War 
6. The Campaign 
7. Anatomy of a Battlefield 
8. A Council of War 
9. Sunday Evening 
10. The Battle 
11. Let Us Go Forward 
12. Give the Enemy No Time 
13. Cavalry Forward!! Shot in Vain
14. Would God Roos Were Here 
15. They Are Leaving Their Lines
16. Not My Men but the King's 
17. Sheep to Sacrifical Slaughter 
18. No Musket-ball Will Hit 
19. As Grass Before a Scythe 
20. The Devil Couldn't Make Them
21. It Goes Ill
22. He Tramples Down 
23. All is Lost
24. To Gather in Retreat 
25. Bodies Mountain-High 
26. The Retreat
27. 100,000 Roubles 
28. Fight at My Command 
29. Would They Defend Themselves
30. Not Without Tears 
31. Epilogue 
32. A Fist Filled with Soil 
Sources and Literature
Biographical Appendix

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