This book covers 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. 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.
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the world of the steppe
The era of Cossack rebellions 16001774
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administration Anatomiia Russkogo Bunta Astrakhan ataman authorities became began Bolsheviks central civil Cossack Age Cossack communities Cossack elites Cossack governments Cossack hosts Cossack identity Cossack regiments Cossack territories Cossack voiska Cossack women countryside culture decossackization defeat deported Dnieper Don and Kuban Don Cossacks Don voisko elected Emel'ian Pugachev empire ethnic existed February Revolution fight forces fortress frontier Gosudarstvo i Raskazachivanie governor groups Hrushevsky Iaik Cossacks imperial Ivan Kazachestvo Kharuzin Khmelnytsky Kislitsyn krug Kuban Cossacks land living Mikhail military service mobilization Moscow Muscovy nineteenth century nomadic North Caucasus Novocherkassk numbers officials ordinary Cossacks Orenburg organizations party peasant peasantry Polish political qazaqi rebellion rebels regime registered Cossacks relationship remained revolution RGASPI RGVIA Rossiia i Don Rostov-na-Donu Russian sbor social soldiers Solov'ev Soviet power stanitsa Stepan Razin steppe struggle Svatikov Svedenie Tabolina Tatars Terek threat traditional tsar tsarist Turkic Ukraine Ural Cossacks Volga wife Zaporozhian Cossacks