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The Main Staff of the Second Army and the Development of Russian Military Thought, 1815–1834

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263273
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0005

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

The Main Staff of the Second Army and the Development of Russian Military Thought, 1815–1834

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Research into the Greek revolution was only one of the tasks that Kiselev had assigned to his Main Staff. Kiselev was also committed to two much larger projects — the writing of a complete history of previous Russo-Turkish wars and the making of preparations for a possible future one. This chapter deals with the Second Army's research into previous Russo-Turkish wars (1711–1812) in an attempt to arrive at strategic and tactical innovations for future conflicts. The discussion traces the development of this process within the Russian army, with particular reference to the search of the Second Army for guidance in a future Russo-Turkish war. It also covers the military ideas of I. P. Liprandi and the impact of KiseIev's empirical school.

Keywords: Kiselev; Greek revolution; Second Army staff; Russo-Turkish wars; Napoleonic era; Russian military; Liprandi

Chapter.  13751 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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