Russia's Balkan Entanglements, 1806-1914

3.8 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521401265: Russia's Balkan Entanglements, 1806-1914
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In the century between 1806 and 1914 tsarist Russia was drawn into five wars due to its deep involvement, based on treaty rights and established traditions, in Balkan affairs. This book examines the reason for the Russian involvement in the Balkan peninsula and attempts to explain at least partially the connection that drew the Russian government into entanglements that were not only dangerous to its great power interests, but that were difficult to control. The wars, waged at a high human and economic cost, limited the resources that could be spent on internal development and, in particular when they ended in defeat, led to domestic unrest and after 1856 and 1917 to drastic internal change.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

In the century between 1806 and 1914 tsarist Russia was drawn into five wars due to its deep involvement, based on treaty rights and established traditions, in Balkan affairs. This book examines the reason for the Russian involvement in the Balkan peninsula.

Review:

"As usual, Jelavich has written an impressive book, minor criticisms notwithstanding. She has done extensive research in archives throughout Europe as well as in Washington, D.C....This book is recommended to students and specialists interested in nineteenth-century European foreign affairs as well as to those who seek explanations for the 1917 February Revolution in Russia." The Historian

"In this excellent book, Jelavich analyzes the interplay of economic factors, geopolitical concerns, questions of ideology, religion, ethnicity, and great-power prestige in the formulation and implementation of Russia's Balkan policy...In her analysis of Russia's multifarious political, diplomatic, and military engagements in the Balkans, Jelavich deftly discusses the origins, provisions, and significance of no fewer than 27 treaties negotiated between 1699 and 1913. Crisply written and clearly articulated..." Choice

"Overall this is an excellent work. It provides a well researched and highly readable synthesis of the complexities of Russia's Balkan policies during the nineteenth century. Jelavich's wide knowledge and sound judgments make this work an excellent addition to the literature on this difficult subject." Richard C. Hall, The Russian Review

"Barbara Jelavich has written a competent and confident study of what was perhaps the most challenging arena of foreign policy of late imperial Russia. This aptly titled book leaves the reader with a sound awareness of the foreign policy and diplomatic issues that bedeviled decision makers variously involved in Russia's engagement in the Balkans and, more generally, the Ottoman empire....Well written and handsomely presented, Jelavich's study is a persuasive and at times engrossing study in diplomatic history." T. A. Meininger, American Historical Review

"One must be grateful, therefore, that Barbara Jelavich, author of many well-known books and articles on specialized aspects of Russo-Balkan relations, has always been willing to give the overview." Ann Pottinger Saab, The International History Review

"Jelavich has produced a sweeping overview of Russia's involvement in the Balkans during the better part of a century. It is evidently the product of a long and productive career during which much has been gathered and digested over a number of years, a process that has resulted in yet another lucid account of Russian foreign relations in the nineteenth century....Certainly Jelavich, in a very readable volume, gives us plenty of food for thought for today's events as well as those of the past." Jonathan Haslam, Journal of Modern History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 115.99
US$ 61.88

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 12.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521522502: Russia's Balkan Entanglements, 1806-1914

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521522501 ISBN 13:  9780521522502
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barbara Jelavich
Published by Cambridge University Press (1991)
ISBN 10: 0521401267 ISBN 13: 9780521401265
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
JuddSt.Pancras
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. In original shrinkwrap. Seller Inventory # c19388

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barbara Jelavich
Published by Cambridge University Press (1991)
ISBN 10: 0521401267 ISBN 13: 9780521401265
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521401267

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 316.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds