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Imperial Russian Foreign Policy : Woodrow Wilson Center Press - Hugh Ragsdale

Imperial Russian Foreign Policy

Woodrow Wilson Center Press

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Published: 5th January 2004
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This book provides an introduction suitable for both specialist and non-specialist to the principal traditions, objectives, conditions, and instruments of Russian foreign policy, 1700-1917, through the presentation of new research. It is both the first cooperative effort in the subject by both Russian and Western historians and the first to be consciously representative of the spirit of glasnost and a post-Cold War mentality. It is based to a large extent on previously inaccessible Russian manuscript source materials, and it contains the only serious scholarly surveys of both the historiography and the bibliography of the subject.

' ... doubly welcome. It is inspired by genuine scholarly interest in the subject ... it provides additional evidence of a broadening range of Russian historiography.' Richard Pipes, Times Literary Supplement 'The contributors show a high scholarly standard throughout. The cooperation of Western and Soviet historians in an outstanding, well-coordinated composition gives this book special appeal. It will be of great use ... for teachers and students of history and international relations.' Dietrich Geyer, University of Tubingen

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction: the traditions of Imperial Russian foreign policy - problems of the present, agenda for the futurep. 1
The imperial heritage of Peter the Great in the foreign policy of his early successorsp. 21
The role of the Baltic in Russian foreign policy, 1721-1773p. 36
Russian projects of conquest in the eighteenth centuryp. 75
Runaway peasants and Russian motives for the partitions of Polandp. 103
Policy traditions and the Menshikov mission of 1853p. 119
The personal responsibility of Emperor Nicholas I for the coming of the Crimean War: an episode in the diplomatic struggle in the Eastern Questionp. 159
Russian policy and the United States during the Crimean Warp. 173
The sale of Alaska in the context of Russo-American relations in the nineteenth centuryp. 193
Russia's Balkan policies under Alexander II, 1855-1881p. 219
The foreign policy of Russia in the Far East at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesp. 247
A lever without a fulcrum: domestic factors and Russian foreign policy, 1905-1914p. 268
Persistent factors in Russian foreign policy: an interpretive essayp. 315
The historiography of Imperial Russian foreign policy: a critical surveyp. 360
Afterwordp. 445
About the authorsp. 447
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780521442299
ISBN-10: 052144229X
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 5th January 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.87