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Alexander Bitis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263273

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.001.0001

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The Diplomatic Background to the Eastern Question from Its Origins to 1821

The Diplomatic Background to the Eastern Question from Its Origins to 1821

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(p.15) 1 The Diplomatic Background to the Eastern Question from Its Origins to 1821
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Russia and the Eastern Question
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Alexander Bitis

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0002

This chapter gives an overview of the military and diplomatic history of Russo-Turkish relations from their origins to 1815. It outlines the reasons for Russian military ascendancy over its eastern neighbour. It covers the Eastern question in the Balkans, regarding the Russo-Turkish relations from 1810 to 1821; the relations between Russia, Turkey and Persia to 1813; the origins of the ‘weak neighbour’ policy. Political concerns, primarily the fear of the European powers' potentially hostile reaction to a Russian forward policy had frustrated the aims of the army in 1821. This was a precedent destined to characterize much of Russian policy during the Eastern crisis of the 1820s.

Keywords:   Russia, Turkey, diplomacy, Turkish wars, Caucasus, Persia, weak neighbour policy

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