The Military Reforms of Nicholas I

The Origins of the Modern Russian Army

  • Authors
  • Frederick W. Kagan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 61-75
  4. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 101-131
  5. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 133-161
  6. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 163-188
  7. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 189-207
  8. Frederick W. Kagan
    Pages 237-251
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 253-337

About this book


In the 1830s Russia was facing a crisis. The army was poorly organized, the administration was underdeveloped, inefficient, and corrupt, and the state was too poor to bear the strain. This crisis was the principal driving force behind Russia's reforms of the 1830s, and Nicholas' policies can only be understood within the context of that crisis. Within this context, Frederick Kagan's The Military Reforms of Nicholas I , examines Nicholas' fundamental reorganization of the Russian military administration from 1832-1836, bringing about the birth of the modern Russian army.


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