Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran
By (author) Laurence Kelly
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Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran by Laurence Kelly
Book DescriptionWhen a Tehran mob broke into the Russian embassy and murdered all the diplomats there, the dead included one of the most brilliant and promising writers of 19th-century Russia. In this first biography of Griboyedov in English, Laurence Kelly paints a vivid picture of his remarkable literary and diplomatic gifts which were nevertheless overshadowed by ill-fortune. He narrowly escaped punishment for involvement with the 1825 Decembrist plot to overthrow the Tsarist state. After this he was despatched to Georgia and Iran, to further Russia's expansionist agenda in the Caucasus and beyond. But while in Tehran Griboyedov fell foul of the zealous mobs. This book makes an invaluable contribution to the diplomatic history of Russia, the Caucasus and Iran at the same time illuminating the life and works of a writer who was among 19th-century Russia's most respected and prominent writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845111960
(198mm x 126mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A fascinating and wide-ranging anthology, vividly evoking the life of the city in the voices of both visitors and residents through the centuries
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Author Biography - Laurence Kelly
Laurence Kelly is the author of a distinguished biography of Lermontov. He has studied and lived in Russia.
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