The Cossacks

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Manchester University Press, Jan 15, 2008 - History - 288 pages
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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Shane O'Rourke is Lecturer in History at the University of York.

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