Tsar's Colonels by David Alan Rich
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Tsar's Colonels
By David Alan Rich

The Tsar's Colonels

Professionalism, Strategy and Subversion in Late Imperial Russia

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Tsar's Colonels by David Alan Rich

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This study demonstrates how the modernization of Russia's general staff during the second half of the 19th century reshaped its intellectual and strategic outlook and equipped the staff to play a strong , and sometimes dominant, role in shaping Russian foreign policy. David Rich shows how the increasingly sophisticated, scientific and positivistic work attitudes and habits of the general staff acculturated younger officers, redefining their relationship with, and responsibilities to, the state. This generation of officers projected their characteristic notions onto the state and onto autocracy; professional concern for the security of the state eclipsed traditional unquestioning loyalty to the regime. The book also shows how divergence between diplomatic and military aims among those responsible for making strategy cost the state dearly in terms of economic stability and international standing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674911116
ISBN-10: 0674911113
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 570
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David Alan Rich

David Alan Rich is an independent scholar and a researcher at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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