The Battle of Poltava: The Birth of the Russian Empire :: Peter Englund soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Victor Gollancz, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Plans of battle; Maps; List of sources; Appendix;
From the cover: This victory, exulted Peter the Great, has laid the final stone in the foundations of St Petersburg! The Battle of Poltava, 1709, marks the birth of the Tsars vast Russian Empire. In 1700, seeking to open Russian trade routes to the West, the Tsar combined with Denmark, Saxony and Poland to attack Swedish hegemony in the North.
Against the odds, King Charles XII of Sweden subdued the hostile coalition for nearly a dec…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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