Fugitive Pieces, on Various Subjects Volume 2

Fugitive Pieces, on Various Subjects Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 edition. Excerpt: ...without Pay, which they sufficiently make up to themselves, by plundering Friends and Foes wherever they march; the greatest Number which has of late appeared in Arms for the Czar, was about twelve Thousand, who coming eight Days after the Battle of Polto-wa, were dismissed back again, only about two Thousand were sent int LruQtiitr The Religion of the Tartars is either MabmitM or Heathen, in which they have been left undisturbed by the Czar and his Ancestors.. ..". The Cossacks are distinguished into three sort's, known by the Places where they ri'rst 'gfl fettled themselves; but are all of the fame Nation, Language, Religion, and Form of Government. They were originally Polijb Peasants, formed into a Militia under their owns Officers and Discipline, and placed in the fruitful Plains of the Ukraine, to secure the Frontiers of the Common-wealth against the Tartars', alter some Years they increased prddigioufly in Number and Riches, and could no longer bear the Indignities of the Polijb Nobility, who affected to treat them as their Slaves on ail Occasions; H 4 this this Usage was the Rise of several bloody Wars, with dislerent Success. In one of the first, the Cossacks being worsted, offath tf several of them, rather than submit to the Den. the Yoke, removed from the Ukraine to the unfrequented Banks of the Don, or Tanais, where they begun a new Plantation. In the Year 6yj another Detachment on the fame Occasion resolved to seek their Fortune as far as the Caspian Sea, but in their Passage were persuaded bv their old Countrymen on the Don, to slop short and join in an Attempt against Asofh, which they took the same Year and kept till 1642, when the Turks approaching with a great Army, and the Muscovites resusing them timely Succours they...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486293
  • 9781236486295