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Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Alexander Bitis


This book covers one of the most important and persistent problems in nineteenth-century European diplomacy, the Eastern Question. The Eastern Question was essentially shorthand for comprehending the international consequences caused by the gradual and apparently terminal decline of the Ottoman Empire in Europe. This volume examines the military and diplomatic policies of Russia as it struggled with the Ottoman Empire for influence in the Balkans and the Caucasus. The book is based on extensive use of Russian archive sources and it makes a contribution to our understanding of issues such as th ... More

Keywords: Eastern Question, Ottoman Empire, Caucasus, Russian archives, Russian military, Russo-Turkish War, Russo-Persian War, Treaty of Adrianople, Balkan irregulars, Danubian Principalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263273
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Bitis, author