Horsemen of the Steppes Albert Seaton

ISBN: 9780870521416

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251 pages


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Horsemen of the Steppes  by  Albert Seaton

Horsemen of the Steppes by Albert Seaton
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The Cossacks were a collection of nomadic tribes whose heritage transcended any single ethnic or national tradition. The original Cossacks were the mounted Tatar hordes of Chengis Khan, superior horsemen-warriors who swept across the plains of RussiaMoreThe Cossacks were a collection of nomadic tribes whose heritage transcended any single ethnic or national tradition. The original Cossacks were the mounted Tatar hordes of Chengis Khan, superior horsemen-warriors who swept across the plains of Russia and Eastern Europe, and whose romanticized history is not without tragic undertones.

Both the Russian tsars and the Turkish sultans hired Cossacks to fight in their service, often pitting them against each other- but ironically, it was the Cossacks who ended up profiting from the mutual hostility of their employers. However, over time, newcomers from the West intermingled with the Tatars and settled on their lands. And after 1917, the Russian Revolution crushed their independent spirit, lulling them with false promises and finally killing them outright. This authoritative study documents the history of this remarkable people while illuminating many of the phenomena underlying present-day Soviet history.



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