Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Russia's Military Way to the West

Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800, 1st Edition

By Christopher Duffy


256 pages

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This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this formidable military machine, and indicates the ways in which Russian power was projected in the West.

The book includes general discussions of the Russian soldier, the Russian officer and the rapacious Cossacks, and concludes by identifying certain important continuities between the Russian past and present.

Table of Contents

1. So Many Russias. 2. Peter I ‘the Great’ 1682-1725 3. The Age of Marshal Münnich 1725-41 4. Elizabeth Petrovna 1741-161/2 5. The Russian Solder 6. The Russian Officer 7. The Cossacks 8. Catherine II, ‘the Great’ 1762-96 9. Paul I 1796-1801 10. Conclusions.

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Routledge Library Editions: Military and Naval History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century