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Warriors and peasants : the Don Cossacks in late Imperial Russia

Author: Shane O'Rourke
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, 2000.
Series: St. Antony's series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Warriors and Peasants investigates the lives of the Don Cossacks, the largest of all the Cossack communities, in late Imperial Russia. It attempts to understand why the Cossacks believed that they were a unique community. Arguing that the uniqueness of Cossack culture lies in their dual identity deriving from the Mongol/Tatar nomads and the sedentary Slavic peoples, it examines Cossack life and communities in a
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shane O'Rourke
ISBN: 0312227744 9780312227746 0333720792 9780333720790
OCLC Number: 41924827
Description: xiv, 200 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Don Cossacks 1549-1920 --
The Land and the People of the Great Host of the Don --
The Cossack Yurt --
The Crisis of the Cossack Yurt 1875-1914 --
The Local Administration of the Don Cossacks --
Family and Community Among the Don Cossacks.
Series Title: St. Antony's series.
Responsibility: Shane O'Rourke.
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Warriors and Peasants depicts the lives of the Don Cossacks in late Imperial Russia. The book explores how that identity manifested and preserved itself by focusing on the Cossack tradition, their  Read more...

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'...an effective presentation of the external factors pressing on the Don Cossack community...' - American Historical Review

 
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