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Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, The: 1650-1831 (Electronic book text)
Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, The: 1650-1831 (Electronic book text): John P Ledonne

Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, The: 1650-1831 (Electronic book text)

John P Ledonne

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At its height, the Russian empire covered eleven time zones and stretched from Scandinavia to the Pacific Ocean. Arguing against the traditional historical view that Russia, surrounded and threatened by enemies, was always on the defensive, John P. LeDonne contends that Russia developed a long-term strategy not in response to immediate threats but in line with its own expansionist urges to control the Eurasian Heartland. LeDonne narrates how the government from Moscow and Petersburg expanded the empire by deploying its army as well as by extending its patronage to frontier societies in return for their serving the interests of the empire. He considers three theaters on which the Russians expanded: the Western (Baltic, Germany, Poland); the Southern (Ottoman and Persian Empires); and the Eastern (China, Siberia, Central Asia). In his analysis of military power, he weighs the role of geography and locale, as well as economic issues, in the evolution of a larger imperial strategy.; Rather than viewing Russia as peripheral to European Great Power politics, LeDonne makes a powerful case for Russia as an expansionist, militaristic, and authoritarian regime that challenged the great states and empires of its time.

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Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc, USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2003
Authors: John P Ledonne
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 261
ISBN-13: 978-1-280-50324-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 1-280-50324-6
Barcode: 9781280503245

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