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The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Federico Varese

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book researches the question of what the Russian Mafia is, and challenges widely held views of its nature. It charts the emergence of the Russian Mafia in the context of the transition to the ... More


Kara Deniz, 1500–1700

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Ottomans guarded the Black Sea as a great prize and, after their conquest of Constantinople, gradually restricted access by outside ships. For the first time all the sea's coasts were brought ... More


The Russian Mafia

Federico Varese

in The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

An assessment is made of the role of the vory-v-zakone (thieves-with-a-code-of-honour – the criminal fraternity that flourished in the Soviet labour camps between the 1920s and the 1950s, and ... More


Trakhtemirov: A Fortified City site on the Dnieper

YU. V. BOLTRIK and E. E. FIALKO

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on Trakhtemirov, one of the most important ancient settlements of the Early Iron Age in the Ukraine. During the ancient period, the trade routes and caravans met at Trakhtemirov ... More


The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Serhii Plokhy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Ukrainian Cossacks, often compared in historical literature to the pirates of the Mediterranean and the frontiersmen of the American West, constituted one of the largest Cossack hosts in the ... More


Introduction

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book explores the interaction of Cossackdom and religion, specifically the role of the Cossacks in the religious wars that began in Ukraine in the late 16th century and the influence of religion ... More


The Ukrainian Cossacks

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the mid-16th century, the two most powerful states of Eastern Europe, the Tsardom of Muscovy and the Kingdom of Poland, set out almost simultaneously for the east. In the brief period between 1552 ... More


Warriors for the Faith

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Cossacks' struggle with the Ottomans helped to establish their reputation as defenders of Christianity against the Islamic threat. In the 1590s, the Cossacks were also seen first and foremost as ... More


Order, Religion, and Nation

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship, if any, between Cossackdom and nationhood, how social and national identities were interconnected in Ruthenian society, and the role of religion in that ... More


A War of Religion

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The concepts of religious war and the right of resistance on religious grounds were well developed in medieval and early modern Europe. With the onset of the early modern period and the advance of ... More


A Hetman Sent by God

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After the military victories won by the Cossacks throughout 1648, the rule of the hetman of the Zaporozhian Host suddenly ceased to be purely military and extended to the civil, economic, judicial, ... More


Hetmans and Metropolitans

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Bohdan Khmelnytsky took it upon himself to establish the parameters of Orthodox-Uniate relations in negotiations with the Commonwealth, there was no avoiding a direct clash between the interests ... More


In Search of an Orthodox Monarch

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Bohdan Khmelnytsky's rule took hold, the new and still inchoate Cossack polity became ever more deeply involved in the European system of international relations. Having rebelled against the ... More


Conclusions

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Writing in 1621 about Cossack participation in the struggle against the Ottomans, Iov Boretsky said: ‘What other nations strive to win by means of words and discourses, the Cossacks accomplish with ... More


Civil War

Paul Robinson

in The White Russian Army in Exile 1920-1941

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250219
eISBN:
9780191719547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250219.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a brief summary of the main events of the Russian Civil War leading up to the evacuation of the Crimea in November 1920. It explains the origins of the White movement, ... More


The Gallipoli Miracle

Paul Robinson

in The White Russian Army in Exile 1920-1941

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250219
eISBN:
9780191719547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250219.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the fate of the Russian Army of General P. N. Wrangel after the evacuation of the Crimea in November 1920. Cossack units of the army ended up on the island of Lemnos. Units of ... More


Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Amelia M. Glaser (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595-1657), the Ukrainian Cossack leader who led the 1648 rebellion against Polish magnates, has been memorialized in Ukraine as a national hero and as the author of a fatal ... More


Straws in the Wind: The Breakdown of the Old Order

William Doyle

in Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199559855
eISBN:
9780191701788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559855.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the breakdown of the nobilities of Europe during the 18th century. Between 1772 and 1775 Russia was wracked by the greatest popular uprising of the century led by the Cossack ... More


Bohdan Khmelnytsky as Protagonist: Between Hero and Villain

Amelia M. Glaser

in Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introduction provides an overview of the 1648 Cossack uprising, and discusses the contested legacy of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky. It takes as an example Mikeshin’s statue of Khmelnytsky, unveiled ... More


The Father

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the shah's father, Reza Khan, a Cossack, a member of a military establishment organized and run by Russian officers. His uncle, Abolqasem Beig, a warrant officer with the ... More


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