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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 Origins and Conduct of the Russo-Persian War, 1826–1828

The Origins and Conduct of the Russo-Persian War, 1826–1828

(p.189) 6 The Origins and Conduct of the Russo-Persian War, 1826–1828
Russia and the Eastern Question

Alexander Bitis

British Academy

This chapter considers the origins and conduct of the 1826–8 Russo-Persian War. While the actions of certain individuals were responsible for the outbreak of war, more profound causes were also at work. These were to be found in recent international history and the sudden entrance of Persia into the orbit of Great Power diplomacy. The discussion considers the Russo-Persian relations under Ermolov from 1817 to 1823; the origins of the 1826–8 Russo-Persian war; the campaign of 1826; the developments over the winter of 1826–7 and the controversy between Ermolov, Paskevich and Diebitsch; the occupation and liberation of Armenia; the 1828 Treaty of Turkomanchai; the conclusion on the war of 1826–8; and the Great Game in Asia.

Keywords:   Persia, Great Power diplomacy, Emrolov, Russo-Persian war, Hussein Khan, Treaty of Turkomanchai, Armenian occupation

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