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By David Nicolle

It's often assumed that the army reforms which propelled Russia into the trendy international have been due completely to the genius of Peter the good. in truth, his reforms have been equipped upon adjustments that had taken position through the earlier 2 hundred years, because the construction in 1550 of Russia’s first full-time army strength â€'' the streltsi â€'' via Ivan IV the poor. This account lines Russia’s armies from that starting, in the course of the production of paid general regiments from1630, as much as the reign of Peter the good. it's illustrated with infrequent early drawings, images of surviving artifacts, and marvelous color reconstructions of unique army costumes.

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