The Imperial Army

TitleThe Imperial Army
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsFuller, William C.
EditorLieven, Dominic
Book TitleThe Cambridge History of Russia
Number of Volumes3
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge, UK

It is difficult to exaggerate the centrality of the army to the history of the Russian Empire. After all, it was due to the army that the empire came into existence in the first place. It was the army that conquered the territories of the empire, defended them, policed them and maintained internal security all at the same time. It was the army that transformed Russia into a great power, for it was the army that built the Russian state. [Author]

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