Russian Cossacks - A Research and Reference book (Российское казачество. Научно-справочное издание). IN RUSSIAN. Edited by Tatiana Vyacheslavovna Tabolina. Published in 2003 by Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 880 pages, hardcover, no dustjacket as issued. A reference book with illustrations that compiles the works of several dozen authors devoted to the problems of how modern Cossacks formed, their legal framework and public policy. Covers the origins of the Cossacks, the creation of a system of Cossack troops, the role of the Cossacks in the development of new territories, and the heroic and tragic history during revolutions and wars. Analyzes processes of self-organization of Cossacks. Comprehensive articles on the Terek, the Kuban, the Don, the Volzhsk, the Orenburg, Siberian, Irkutsk, Ural and more. Presents much new material and documents, most of which are published for the first time.
Large heavy blue hardcover, no jacket as issued. One corner bumped, small mark on cover (water spot?), otherwise very good. 1 copy only.
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