Imperial Russian Foreign Policy
Conference : Revised Papers
Edited by Hugh Ragsdale
Assisted by Valeri Nikolaevich Ponomarev
Series edited by Lee H. Hamilton
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Imperial Russian Foreign Policy by Hugh Ragsdale
Book DescriptionImperial Russian Foreign Policy aims to demythologise a field hitherto dominated by suspicions of diabolical cunning, inscrutable motives, and international plots using unseen forces of the gigantic, fear-inspiring empire of the tsar. The contributors, leading historians from both Russia and the West, examine Imperial foreign policy from its origins to the October Revolution, revealing a policy that, as in other countries, had a complex of motives - commerce, nationalism, the interests of various social groups - but an unusual origin, coming almost exclusively from the entourage of the tsar. The work is based largely on original research in Soviet archives, which only became possible after Soviet glasnost.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521442299
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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