The Origins of the Crimean War

1st Edition

David M. Goldfrank

Routledge
Published December 27, 1993
Textbook - 358 Pages
ISBN 9780582490550 - CAT# Y158915
Series: Origins Of Modern Wars

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Summary

The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred. In this masterly study, based on massive archival research, David Goldfrank argues that the European diplomatic roots of the war stretch far beyond the `Eastern Question' itself, and shows how the domestic concerns of the participants contributed to the outbreak of hostilities.

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