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    DescriptionIn most other national contexts, the term 'Renaissance' can be applied to the 16th and 17th centuries, but it cannot be said of Russia. During this time, the centralised state of the new Tsars achieved military unity under the domination of Moscow and started its expansion eastwards across Siberia and southwards towards Central Asia. Poland-Lithuania and Sweden also proved formidable threats to Russia's security. Despite their exotically Russian appearance, these armies gradually took on a more modern dimension. This book covers the armies 'invented' by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, looking at their development through the 17th century.

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    Armies of Ivan the Terrible
    Russian Armies 1505-c.1700
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Nicolle, By (author) Viacheslav Shpakovsky, Illustrated by Angus McBride
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841769257
    ISBN 10: 1841769258

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWD
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY, CHRN/16CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC22: 355.00947090
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 355.00947/09031
    LC classification: UC465.R8 S57 2006
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.0094709031
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWCD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DTA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    31 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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 1954. He teaches in the History Department of Penza University in Penza, Russia. He has written a number of articles on various aspects of Russian and military history for both academic journals and popular magazines in Russia.
    Review quote
    "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"