Synopses & Reviews
The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred. In this masterly study, based on massive archival research, David Goldfrank argues that the European diplomatic roots of the war stretch far beyond the Eastern Question' itself, and shows how the domestic concerns of the participants contributed to the outbreak of hostilities.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-321) and index.