The Military History of Tsarist Russia

The Military History of Tsarist Russia

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The Military History of Tsarist Russia

The Military History of Tsarist Russia examines Russian military history from the rise of the Muscovite state to the present, even peeking briefly into the future. The volume covers Russia's land forces extensively, but also covers the development of the Russian Navy, and the creation and development of the Russian Air Force - parts of the Russian military machine that are frequently neglected in general writings. The historical analysis addresses the development and function of the Russian military whether in peace or in war, as well as the impact of war and changes in the military upon Russian society and politics. Questions of military organization, doctrine, and technique are paramount, as well as the critical question of the interface between the armed forces and society.

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ISBN-13: 9780230602588
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

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

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