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Armies of Ivan the Terrible Russian Troops 1505-1700

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ISBN-10: 1841769258

ISBN-13: 9781841769257

Edition: 2006

Authors: David Nicolle, Angus McBride, Viacheslav Shpakovsky

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It is generally assumed that the military reforms which propelled Russia into the modern world were due solely to the genius of Peter the Great. In fact, his reforms were built upon changes that had taken place during the previous 200 years, since the creation in 1550 of Russia's first full-time military force (the streltsi) by Ivan IV the Terrible. This account traces Russia's armies from that beginning, through the creation of paid regular regiments from1630, up to the reign of Peter the Great. It is illustrated with rare early drawings, photos of surviving artifacts, and dazzling colour reconstructions of exotic military costumes.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 7.22" wide x 9.70" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 0.330

Angus McBride was born in London in 1931. By the age of 12 he became an orphan and had to leave England following World War II and head to South Africa where he became a fairly well-known and successful artist in Cape Town. In 1961, he moved back to England. By 1975, he began to work with Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. He is best known for realistic, historical illustrations. Angus McBride died on 15 May 2007.