Russia and Iran, 1780-1828 by Muriel AtkinRussia and Iran, 1780-1828 by Muriel Atkin

Russia and Iran, 1780-1828

byMuriel Atkin

Paperback | May 1, 1980

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Russia and Iran, 1780–1828 was first published in 1980. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Modern Russo-Iranian relations date from the late eighteenth century, when after several centuries of commercial and diplomatic contact, the two nations entered a period of extended warfare for possession of the Caucasian borderlands, disputed territory that eventually fell to Russia. In her history of that struggle, Muriel Atkin reasseses the motives of major figures on both sides and views the Iranians with more sympathy than Western and Russian historians have usually accorded them. Russia embarked on her course in the Caucasus for reasons connected with defense or trade, and with a longterm imperial goal based on uncritical acceptance of prevailing European doctrines of empire. The new dynasty in Iran, on the other hand, had to fend off Russian attack and secure the borderlands in order to justify its basic claim to power. In the end, the wars brought major disruption to the already unstable borderlands, and left Iran with a discredited government and a controversy over reforms and relations with the West that would continue to cause turmoil in subsequent generations.

Muriel Atkin is a professor of history at George Washington University.
Title:Russia and Iran, 1780-1828Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 1980Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0816656975

ISBN - 13:9780816656974

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