Armies Of Ivan The Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700 by David NicolleArmies Of Ivan The Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700 by David Nicolle

Armies Of Ivan The Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700

byDavid Nicolle, Viacheslav Shpakovsky

Paperback | January 31, 2006

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It is generally assumed that the military reforms which propelled Russia into the modern world were due solely to the genius of Peter the Great. In fact, his reforms were built upon changes that had taken place during the previous 200 years, since the creation in 1550 of Russia's first full-time military force (the streltsi) by Ivan IV the Terrible. This account traces Russia's armies from that beginning, through the creation of paid regular regiments from1630, up to the reign of Peter the Great. It is illustrated with rare early drawings, photos of surviving artifacts, and dazzling colour reconstructions of exotic military costumes.
David Nicolle was born in 1944. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before gaining a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written many books and articles on medieval warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives in Leicestershire, UK.Viacheslac Shpakovsky was born in ...
Title:Armies Of Ivan The Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.7 × 7.22 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841769258

ISBN - 13:9781841769257

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries · Chronology · 16th Century Eastern expansion · Noble cavalry · Artillery · New threats and horizons in the late 16th century - The 'time of troubles' · 17th century armies · Arms Production · Fortifications · The Navy · Army of the Principality of Great Lithuania

Editorial Reviews

"Well written and organized, the Armies of Ivan the Terrible is another in the great line of Osprey publications. That is is beautifully illustrated by Angus McBride, this reviewer's favorite Osprey illustrator, makes this book a must for anyone interested in this period." -Bolling Smith, Coast Defense Journal