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Published: 28 February 2013

344 Pages | Four maps and 3 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199556434

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The Plough that Broke the Steppes

Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

David Moon

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • The first monograph on the environmental history of Russia prior to the twentieth century
  • Offers a new perspective on Russian history
  • Written in the wider contexts of the environmental history of the Great Plains of the USA and of European colonialism, so offers specialists in these fields the opportunity to relate their research to the relatively little-known experience of the Russian Empire
  • Based on original research in archives and little-used printed sources, and on field work in the steppe region
  • Offers a detailed historical analysis of debates over human impact on the environment, so provides an historical perspective to current debates

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