This ebook explores the interplay of the Russian army and society within the early smooth and smooth interval. unlike straight forward army histories, the amount is anxious with the myriad political, monetary and cultural currents that formed the Russian defense force from their beginnings in Muscovite instances to the top of global struggle I. The ebook starts with an try out via the editors to supply a wide body within which to put a few of the contributions. What follows are 3 topical sections, together with 22 particular, usually archival dependent monographic articles. the 1st part issues the army and Society in Muscovy; the second one part makes a speciality of the army and Society in Imperial Russia. The 3rd half analyzes Patriotism, Nationality, faith and the army.

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