This item taming the wild field colonization and empire on the russian steppe by willard sunderland paperback 1687 only 1 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Willard sunderland is associate professor of history at the university of cincinnati he is the author of the barons cloak a history of the russian empire in war and taming the wild field colonization and empire on the russian steppe both from cornell and coeditor of russias people of empire life stories from eurasia 1500 to the present and peopling the russian periphery borderland . Taming the wild field brings out the goals and character of the colonization of the steppe the varied meanings it had for russian state and society and the problems that accompanied it willard sunderlands book is an important contribution to the history and understanding of empire in russia richard wortman columbia university. Stretching from the tributaries of the danube to the urals and from the russian forests to the black and caspian seas the vast european steppe has for centuries played very different roles in the russian imagination to the grand princes of kiev and muscovy it was the wild field a region . An analytical look at the colonization of the russian steppe sunderlands work reviews both popular and state initiatives to develop the vast area between the danube and the urals from the sixteenth century to the late nineteenth century
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