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new book: Peter the Great Humbled: The Russo-Ottoman War of 1711


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new book: Peter the Great Humbled: The Russo-Ottoman War of 1711

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:08 pm

Might be of use to people? Spotted it over on TMP while making an advert for the weekend job.

Peter the Great Humbled: The Russo-Ottoman War of 1711

In 1711, Peter the Great, the Tsar of Russia, led a large army of veterans from Poltava
and his other Great Northern War victories into the Balkans. He aimed to humble the
Ottomans in the same way he had the Swedes a few years before. Victory would secure
useful allies in the Balkans, cement Russia's Great Power status and offer Peter the
opportunity to finally gain control over the Swedish king, Charles XII, thus completing
his victory over Sweden. Yet within a few months, the backward Ottomans had forced
the Tsar and his Tsarina and their army of veterans into a humbling surrender near the
Pruth River. The war was the first time that Russia was strong enough to confront the
Ottomans independently rather than as a member of an alliance. It marked an
important stage in Russia's development.

However, it also showed the significant military strength of the Ottoman Empire and the
limitations of Peter the Great's achievements. The war was of significance to the allies of
both the Russians and the Ottomans. It was of course of an even greater importance to all
those directly affected by the war such as the Swedish, the Polish, and the Cossacks, who
had taken refuge from the reverses of the Great Northern War in the Ottoman territory.
It would also bring about the defeat of the Moldavian and Walachian ambitions to shake off
the Ottoman overlordship, elevating Dimitrie Cantemir into the position of a national hero
celebrated to this day by the people of Romania. The book looks at the causes of this little
known war and its course. Using contemporary and modern sources, it examines in detail
the forces involved in the conflict, seeking to determine their size, actual composition, and
tactics, offering the first realistic determination on the subject in English.

248mm x 185mm
120 pages
16pp color plates and illustrations
Plus black-and-white maps and illustrations

Available Now From Helion & Amazon

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Re: new book: Peter the Great Humbled: The Russo-Ottoman War of 1711

Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 am

I look forward to reading this book.......the only thing I know for certain about this campaign is that with the Czar & his army outnumbered, outgunned and down to their last couple of days supplies Czar Peter considered that he got off very lightly and was willing to surrender much more than the Grand Vizier demanded.

One can never know for sure what would have happened if the Grand Vizier had killed or captured Peter the Great in 1711 but it would probably have altered history quite a lot.

Think in games of Glori du Roi an Ottoman/Swedish alliance V the Russians is one of the great what if's I would really like to see explored.

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