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Russian General Staff and Asia 1860-1917
     

Russian General Staff and Asia 1860-1917

by Alex Marshall
 

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ISBN-10: 0415355613

ISBN-13: 9780415355612

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia’s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia’s relationship with Asia.

During the nineteenth century, Russia was an important player in the so-called

Overview

This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia’s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia’s relationship with Asia.

During the nineteenth century, Russia was an important player in the so-called ‘Great Game’ in central Asia. Between 1800 and 1917 officers of the Russian General Staff travelled extensively through Turkey, central Asia and the Far East, gathering intelligence that assisted in the formation of future war plans.

It goes on to consider tactics of imperial expansion, and the role of military intelligence and war planning with respect to important regions including the Caucasus, central Asia and the Far East. In the light of detailed archival research, it investigates objectively questions such as the possibility of Russia seizing the Bosphorus Straits, and the probability of an expedition to India. Overall, this book provides a comprehensive account of the Russian General Staff, its role in Asia, and of Russian military planning with respect to a region that remains highly strategically significant today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415355612
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Imperial Russia and the Asian Frontier 2. The Russian State, the Russian General Staff and Asia, 1714-1885: Philosophies of Rule, Institutions and Personnel 3. The Emergence of a Colonial Military Élite: Prince Bariatinskii and the Asian Geopolitical Debate in Russia, 1856-1898 4. Tactics of Expansion, 1714-1885 5. China, Europe and the ‘Yellow Peril’: Far Eastern War Plans, 1871-1914 6. The Caucasus 7. The Russian General Staff and Central Asia 8. The Last Days of the Asiatic Department 9. Conclusion 10. Bibliography

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