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The Resource The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831, John P. LeDonne

The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831, John P. LeDonne

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The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831
Title
The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831
Statement of responsibility
John P. LeDonne
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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1935-
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LeDonne, John P.
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Imperialism
  • Russia
  • Russia
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The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831, John P. LeDonne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. The formation of Russia's Grand Strategy, 1650-1743 -- II. Hegemonic expansionism, 1743-1796 -- III. The territorialization of the Empire, 1797-1831
Control code
FIEb17752644
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780195161007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51264406
Label
The grand strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831, John P. LeDonne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. The formation of Russia's Grand Strategy, 1650-1743 -- II. Hegemonic expansionism, 1743-1796 -- III. The territorialization of the Empire, 1797-1831
Control code
FIEb17752644
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780195161007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51264406

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