Russia's Balkan Entanglements, 1806-1914
By (author) Barbara Jelavich
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Russia's Balkan Entanglements, 1806-1914 by Barbara Jelavich
Book DescriptionIn the century between 1806 and 1914 tsarist Russia was drawn into five wars due to its deep involvement, based on treaty rights and established traditions, in Balkan affairs. This book examines the reason for the Russian involvement in the Balkan peninsula and attempts to explain at least partially the connection that drew the Russian government into entanglements that were not only dangerous to its great power interests, but were also difficult to control. The wars, waged at a high human and economic cost, limited the resources that could be spent on internal development and in particular when they ended in defeat, led to domestic unrest and after 1856 and 1917 to drastic internal change.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521522502
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barbara Jelavich
Russia and the Formation of the Romanian National State, 1821-1878, Paperback (June 2004)
An examination of the difficult Russian-Rumanian relationship as it developed during the nineteenth century.
Modern Austria, Paperback (September 1987)
An overview of the Austria's recent history written for the general reader and the student.
History of the Balkans: Volume 1, Paperback (July 1983)
Volume I discusses the history of the major Balkan nationalities.
History of the Balkans, Paperback (July 1983)» View all books by Barbara Jelavich
This volume concentrates on the Balkan wars and World War II, focusing particularly on Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia since 1945.
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