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The Crimean War 1853-1856

Baumgart, Winfried

Verlag: Hodder Education, London, 1999
ISBN 10: 034061465X / ISBN 13: 9780340614655
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Titel: The Crimean War 1853-1856

Verlag: Hodder Education, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good


Good to very good paperback-clean copy -no markings ; Modern Wars; Mapd; 9.20 X 6.20 X 0.77 inches; 256 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46073

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Inhaltsangabe: The Crimean War extended into the Baltic, the White Sea, and even the Pacific. Baumgart argues that if the war had continued after 1856, the First World War would have taken place 60 years earlier. Not only were the five great European powers directly or indirectly involved; but all the smaller European states that had remained neutral sooner or later confronted the question of whether to join the fray or to stay outside. Ultimately the fighting ceased because diplomacy never lost its control over the use of war as an instrument in power politics.

The author brings to this new study fresh insight, probing the conflict's key issues: its origins and diplomacy; the war aims of the belligerent powers; the capacity and characteristics of their armies; and the nature of the fighting itself.

Rezension: This is a splendid volume. One of the many strengths is that it takes a truly international perspective...a masterly account of the origins and diplomacy of the war. For any British student still of the view that the Crimean War was a meaningless muddle, Baumgart's excellent volume is the antidote. (Journal of Diplomacy and Statecraft)

No one previously has used such a judicious selection of the archive-based secondary literature to integrate the varying accounts of each stage and each encounter involving the three major powers. His crisp and straight forward sketches analyses of the campaigns, battles and sieges may be the best of this genre and should serve as excellent introductions for any reader. This volume is ideal for a college course. (The International History Review)

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