Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia

Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia

by Jennifer Siegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850433712

ISBN-13: 9781850433712

Pub. Date: 09/06/2002

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

By the early 1900s both Britain and Russia, suspicious of Imperial Germany, decided to stabilize their relations and replace their rivalry in Central Asia – the "Great Game" – with reapprochement. But as Jennifer Siegel here demonstrates, reality in the field told a different story. The momentum of imperial rivalry, spiced by oil and railway development

Overview

By the early 1900s both Britain and Russia, suspicious of Imperial Germany, decided to stabilize their relations and replace their rivalry in Central Asia – the "Great Game" – with reapprochement. But as Jennifer Siegel here demonstrates, reality in the field told a different story. The momentum of imperial rivalry, spiced by oil and railway development, could not be arrested. By 1914 Britain and Russia were on the brink of war with each other to be saved only by the outbreak of World War I. This is a groundbreaking study based on hitherto unseen archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as original research in London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850433712
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/06/2002
Series:
International Library of Historical Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

The Great Game and the 1907 Agreement
• Triumph or Tribulation? The Realities of the Anglo-Russian Relationship: 1907-8
• ‘Old Designs Under a New Cover’?: 1909
• Conflicting Motivations and the Drift Towards Discord: 1910
• The Strangling of Anglo-Russian Foreign Policy: 1911
• Amicable Accord or Impending Breach?: 1912
• ‘Towards a Revision of the Anglo-Russian Agreement’: 1913
• The Death of the Anglo-Russian Agreement: 1914

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