The Battle of Poltava 1709

Foundation of the Russian Empire

Alekseevich Moltusov Valery

A major new study of one of the 18th century's most important battles.
Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
16pp colour plates, maps, many b/w ills., maps
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ISBN : 9781912174874

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
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• Very detailed historiography of the battle
• Internal communication of handwritten and cartographic sources, the connection between theory and practice
• The research has applied character, the internal logic of events is given
• Detailed coverage of the fortification art of the Russian army

Based on Swedish, Russian and Ukrainian source, this book presents a modern look at the pivotal battle of the Great Northern War. The uniqueness of the book is that it reveals the consistency and logic of the Russian army's actions. The book also provides a detailed historiography of the Battle of Poltava. The author reveals the secrets of military engineering art Russian and Swedish armies. For the first time, new evidence for the location and configuration of the fortification system on the battlefield is given, as well as new information on the actions of Russian artillery in battle is given. In addition, there is much information on the strength and composition of Russian troops аt different stages of the battle, as well as an examination of the participation in the battle of irregular military formations on both sides. The author's conclusions complement our understanding of the battle. Highly illustrated including specially-commissioned colour artwork and maps, this is a major new account of one of the 18th century's most important battles.