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24 Equally, their warfare was not without rules. 25 Probably most important in allowing this transfer was the ancient steppe tradition of living with women captured from enemies. This was much more pronounced in the lower Don than in the upper, which gave an ethnic dimension to the divisions between the two parts of the Don. Cossack life in the ‘Wild Country’ in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were the formatives ones for the Cossacks as a whole. Their identity as a warrior people was forged in the steppe, along with a fierce sense of independence which seems to have been common to all the inhabitants of the ‘Wild Country’ and, indeed, all frontier societies.
51 Grekov produced a 18 Warriors and Peasants survey of the Cossack economy just before the Revolution and is a useful supplement to Maslakovets’ account. Phil. thesis, was Sholokhov’s great novel of Cossack life, Tikhii Don. Much of what I have found about Cossack life corresponds closely to descriptions found in the novel. Whoever wrote Tikhii Don, it is beyond doubt that the author was closely acquainted with Cossack life and customs and produced a wonderfully accurate account of them. There are many gaps in the sources, of course.
Most damaging of all, they agreed to Moscow’s demand that the Cossacks should take the oath of allegiance. 55 The taking of the oath marked the formal ending of the independence of the Don Cossack Voisko although it was only the beginning of a long process of incorporation that was never completed. Even after the oath, the government and Cossack elite’s hold over the rank and file Cossacks was not secure. Shortly after Razin’s revolt, Iakolev and his cronies attempted to draft thousands of Cossacks to work on a new defensive line for the government.