Warfare, State and Society on the Black Sea Steppe, 1500–1700 (Warfare and History)

All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub. The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience. What are VitalSource eBooks? For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Davies' study provides an essential insight into the emergence of Russia as a great power.

The long campaign took a great toll upon Russia's population, economy and institutions, and repeatedly frustrated or redefined Russian military and diplomatic projects in the West. The struggle was every bit as important as Russia's wars in northern and central Europe for driving the Russian state-building process, forcing military reform and shaping Russia's visions of Empire.

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Please try again later. Muscovy and demise of the Kypchak steppe kaganates - Excellent research and use of sources with ample bibliography A valuable addition - complements the book above on Russia's wars of emergence - another much needed addition to available information on the expansion of Muscovy and demise of the Kypchak steppe kaganates - Excellent research and use of sources with ample bibliography - I reviewed the book on my web site when it was first published - wish I had it when i was teaching Russian history.

One person found this helpful. A perfect book for Russian History advocates who are interested in how it all went down between these regional powers of the Steppe and how and why Russia ended up on top. However english speaking readers are generally ignorant about the issue, and book would be interesting reading for them. Book doesn't represent piece of the original scholarship, and is a review of the works of the authors native to the lands mentioned in the work.

Author made several geographic mistakes which are rather negligible, but made great blunder out of describing the process of the incorporation of the Ukraine and Belarus into Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania.


He represented the process as akin to the colonization of Anglo-Saxon England by Conqueror and his Norman entourage, where it was quite the opposite. Right of primogeniture never had existed in the continental Europe. The result of the development was that as princely families grew, the territories were carved between decendants of the ruling houses into smaller and smaller portions.

In the early 13 century great Empire of Rurik's Family-the Kievean Rus was torn into four great blocks: Between them ther was multitude of medium and midget principalities belonging to different branches mostly of Monomach family, and remnants of the families decending from other sons of Jaroslav the Wise. The Mongol Invasion, incessant feudal warfare, and raids of the Tatars, and continuous parcellization of principalities had resulted in the total collapse and power vacuum in the Central and Easter Ukraine and all Belarus.

In the 14 century the process of consolidation had began.

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Polish kings, using pretext of blood relations with princes of the Roman Galitzkii family, constantly interferred in the power strugle in the Principality of the Vladimir Galitzkii, and in totally annexed it to the Polish Crown. However great lords of the Eastern Galicia and Western Podolia retained their rights, lands and the Orthodox faith.

Lithuanians were heathens and for them as for Franks in the Roman Gaul, the medieval orthodox Russian civilization was a superior one.

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Lithuanian princely family had baptized into the Orthodox faith,although not the bulk of population in the Lithuania proper, used Ruthenian as the Courts of Law language, and all apanage Russian Princelings retained their lands and privileges, and essencially formed a federation under Great Prince of Lithuania tutelage.

Neither in the Galitzia and Western Volynia, nor in the Belarus, Principality of Smolensk and Eastern Ukraine there were penetration of the Polish and Lithuanian feudals as author claims. To the contrary, native princelings and their boyars retained power and in a couple of generations, especially after Union of Lublin, increasingly had started to convert to Catholic faith and be polonized, while gentry, yomenry cossaks and peasants remained orthodox. Published April 30th by Routledge first published May 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 28, Christopher rated it really liked it Shelves: A very to the point bare bones study of a fascinating topic. Well researched, thoroughly sourced, and unique for its topic focus in the English language.

Lots of recruitment details which I found less fascinating but also strategy and campaigning which was much more interesting to me. You wont get this much detail in English on the operations of the Crimean Tatars either, so thats a plus. Quintin rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Dan Brown rated it really liked it Jun 14, Christian Basar rated it really liked it Feb 02, Michal rated it really liked it Jun 08, Catalina marked it as to-read Dec 28, Alex Crowther added it Apr 02, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Koit marked it as to-read Jan 15, Michael marked it as to-read Apr 23, Alex marked it as to-read Dec 26, Stanislav Secrieru added it Jan 02, Krzysiek marked it as to-read May 02,