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The Battle of Konotop 1659

Exploring alternatives in East European history

The battle that took place near Konotop in late June 1659 was a continuation of the Muscovite-Cossack war, which began in the fall of 1658, soon after the signing of the Union of Hadiach. Cossack and Tatar detachments trapped a significant portion of the Muscovite army, leading to enormous Russian losses. The unprecedented defeat of the previously invincible forces caused panic in Russia, but the Muscovites’ capacity to turn defeat into political victory, and the fratricidal struggle in Uk...


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  • Publisher : Ledizioni
  • Serie : Di/Segni | 3
  • Place of publication : Milano
  • Year of publication : 2012
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 12 août 2016
  • EAN (Print version) : 9788867050505
  • Electronic EAN : 9788867053643
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ledizioni.369
  • Number of pages : 128 p.