Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia's Mission to the Shah of Persia

Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia's Mission to the Shah of Persia

by Laurence Kelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845111960
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.01(w) x 7.84(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Laurence Kelly is the author of a biography of Lermontov.

David McDowall is an expert on the Middle East and an author of the bestselling, 'A Modern History of the Kurds' (IBT).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• List of Illustrations
• Introduction
• A Moscow Education
• The War of 1812
• Literary Beginnings: St Petersburg
• The Duel
• Into Exile
• Arrival in Tiflis
• Yermolov and Russian Imperialism
• Journey to Tehran
• Tabriz and the Deserters
• Diplomatic Diversiona
• Return to Tiflis
• Theatrical Campaigns, Moscow
Woe from Wit
Love and Politics, St Petersburg
• Crimea and the Northern Caucasus
• The Decembrist Débacle
• The Persian Campaign
• Armistice Negotiations
• The Treaty of Turkmanchai
• A Hero's Return
• Courtship and Marriage
• Tabriz to Tehran
• Countdown to the Massacre
• Diplomatic Repercussions
• The Aftermath
• Appendix I: Griboyedov's Death and the 'British Conspiracy' Theory
• Appendix II: Table of Russian Ranks
• Appendix III: Anglo-Russian Rivalry in Persia
• Notes on the Text
• Bibliography
• Index

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