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The Great Game, 1856-1907 : Russo-British relations in Central and East Asia

Author: E I︠U︡ Sergeev
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]
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"The Great Game, 1856-1907 presents a new view of the British-Russian competition for dominance in Central Asia in the second half of the nineteenth century. Evgeny Sergeev offers a complex and novel point of view by synthesizing official collections of documents, parliamentary papers, political pamphlets, memoirs, contemporary journalism, and guidebooks from unpublished and less studied primary sources in Russian,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E I︠U︡ Sergeev
ISBN: 9781421408095 1421408090
OCLC Number: 849720883
Description: xix, 530 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: reconsidering Anglo-Russian relations in Asia --
The prologue of the Great Game --
Russia's challenge and Britain's response, 1856-1864 --
The road to the Oxus, 1864-1873 --
The climax of the Great Game, 1874-1885 --
Strategic stalemate, 1886-1903 --
The end of the game --
Epilogue: reverberations of the Great Game.
Other Titles: Bolʹshai︠a︡ igra, 1856-1907.
Responsibility: Evgeny Sergeev.
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By relating it to other regional actors, Sergeev creates a more accurate view of the game's impact on later wars and on the shape of post-World War I Asia.  Read more...

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