Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800
""Khodarkovsky provides a detailed chronological narrative of Russia's steppe relations, which conveys brilliantly the depth of Moscow's engagement in the world of steppe politics.... This is counterbalanced by insightful thematic discussion of the perennial issues involved.... Altogether, an excellent study of a vital dimension of Russia's historical evolution."" --Slavonic and East European Review
.."". the first connected account of Moscow's assertion of military and political control over its steppe frontier. The book's scope is impressive, as it traces the transformation of a turbulent steppe frontier into an imperial borderland.... a signal contribution to our understanding of European history."" --American Historical Review
Drawing on sources and archival materials in Russian and Turkic languages, Russia's Steppe Frontier presents a complex picture of the encounter between indigenous peoples and the Russians. An original and invaluable resource for understanding Russia's imperial experience.
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Russia was as much a colonial society as any other European power in the 16th through 19th centuries, with the important difference that Russia's colonial frontier was contiguous, rather than overseas ...
1 The Sociology of the Frontier or Why Peace WasImpossible
2 Frontier Concepts and Policies in Muscovy
3 Taming the Wild Steppe 14801600s
4 From Steppe Frontier to Imperial Borderlands 16001800
5 Concepts and Policies in the Imperial Borderlands1690s1800