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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

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

Alexander Bitis

British Academy

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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