In 1462, the throne of the principality of Moscow passed to the Great Prince Ivan III, who created the first Russian state. For the next 200 years, Russia struggled to maintain its borders against a series of assaults. This was achieved in part through the development of a network of fortified sites called kremlins and the creation of a series of defensive lines of enormous length. This book examines how these fortifications were developed to respond to ever-changing situations under the command of such charismatic rulers as Ivan the Terrible, through to the military reforms of Peter the Great. It also explores the development of the Kremlin, one of the most famous fortification types in the world.
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Author Biography - Konstantin S. Nossov
Konstantin Nossov was born in Moscow, Russia, graduated from Moscow State University and received his doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is an advisor on arms, armour and warfare and the author of numerous books and articles on Ancient and Medieval Military History published in Russian. His areas of special interest include arms and armour, fortifications and siege weapons, and he has travelled extensively in Europe, North Africa, South Asia, Asia Minor and the Far East.