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Cossack

(formerly) any of the free warrior-peasants of chiefly East Slavonic descent who lived in communes, esp in Ukraine, and served as cavalry under the tsars

Cossack

 

(Turkic, “a daring, free man”), a person who broke with his social environment (14th to 17th century); at the end of the 15th century the term “cossack” was applied to the free people living at the edges of the Russian state.

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The botched first-ever transfer of power in the Early Modern Ukrainian Cossack polity (the so-called Hetmanate) in 1657 was a principal cause of the political crisis that followed, which only ended through the initial division of Ukraine into two halves (agreed to in the Andrusovo truce of 1667 between Poland and Russia, which was confirmed in 1686) and their eventual absorption into tsarist Russia.
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