Here is the first social history devoted to the common soldier in the Russian army during the first half of the 19th-century--an examination of soldiers as a social class and the army as a social institution. By providing a comprehensive view of one of the most important groups in Russian society on the eve of the great reforms of the mid-1800s, Elise Wirtschafter contributes greatly to our understanding of Russia's complex social structure. Based on extensive research in previously unused Soviet archives, this work covers ...

From Serf to Russian Soldier 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691636412

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From Serf to Russian Soldier 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691607894

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