The Cossacks

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ISBN-13:
9780719076800
Veröffentl:
2007
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.08.2007
Seiten:
320
Autor:
Shane O’Rourke
Gewicht:
405 g
Format:
216x140x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
This is an exceptional book covering 500 years of the history of the Cossacks - the recklessly brave, wild horsemen or the romantic hero of the steppe or the brutal mounted policemen, as they have been remembered throughout history. Starting with a description of the world of the steppe before moving on to a more detailed analysis of the circumstances in which the Cossacks emerged and flourished in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the author considers the relationship of the Cossacks to the surrounding states in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through the prism of three great conflicts: the revolts of Bohdan Khelmnytsky, Stepan Razin and Emel'ian Pugachev. The author then looks at the Cossacks from the end of the Pugachev revolt in 1774 until the outbreak of the First World War, as well as the Cossacks in the Russian revolutionary period and under Soviet power. A lucid and engaging book that conveys the passion, exuberance and tragedy of these extraordinary people, it will be enjoyed by students, scholars and general readers interested in Russian history.
An exceptional book covering 500 years of the history of the Cossacks - the recklessly brave, wild horsemen or the romantic hero of the steppe or the brutal mounted policemen, as they have been remembered throughout history. -- .
AcknowledgmentsList of MapsList of Illustrations.Part One: Beginnings to 1600IntroductionPrologueChapter One: The Origins of the CossacksPart Two: The Era of Cossack Rebellions 1600-1774Chapter Two: Bodan KhmelnytskyChapter Three: Stepan RazinChapter Four: Emel'ian PugachevPart Three: The Cossacks in the Long Nineteenth Century 1774-1914Chapter Five: Government, Administration and EconomyChapter Six: Cossack WomenChapter Seven: Economic Crisis and RevolutionPart Four: The Cossacks in the Soviet EraChapter Eight:The Cossacks and the February RevolutionChapter Nine: The Cossacks and the Civil WarChapter Ten: The Cossacks Under Soviet PowerEpilogue: The Return of the Cossacks?BibliographyIndex