Aims to demythologise a field hitherto dominated by suspicion and fear, that of Russian foreign policy. Much of the research is drawn from previously unavailable Russian sources.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Origins Of Imperial Russian Foreign Policy: 1. Imperial consciousness in eighteenth-century Russian foreign policy E. V. Anisimov; 2. The role of the Baltic in Russian foreign policy 1721–1773 Hans Bagger; Part II. Imperial Russia and the Western Borderlands in the Eighteenth Century: 3. Rusian projects of conquest in the eighteenth century Hugh Ragsdale; 4. Runaway peasants and Russian motives for the partitions of Poland Robert E. Jones; Part III. Imperial Russia in the Coming of the Crimean War: 5. Policy traditions and the Menshikov Mission of 1853 David M. Goldfrank; 6. The personal responsibility of Nicholas I for the coming of the Crimean War V. N. Vinogradov; Part IV. Imperial Russian Foreign Policy in Mid-Nineteenth Century America: 7. Russian policy in the US during the Crimean War V. N. Ponomarev; 8. The sale of Alaska in the context of Russo-American relations in the nineteenth century N. N. Bolkhovitinov; Part V. Adventure and Disaster in the Late Empire: 9. Russian policy in the Balkans in the reign of Alexander II, 1855–1881 David MacKenzie; 10. The foreign policy of Russia in the Far East at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries A. V. Ignatiev; 11. The interaction of foreign and domestic interests in central and southeast Europe, 1900–1914 David McDonald; Part VI. Perspectives and Conclusions: 12. Persistent factors in Russian foreign policy: an interpretative essay Alfred J. Rieber.
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