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The Crimean War : 1853-1856

Author: Winfried Baumgart
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Modern wars.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Crimean War was the only conflict of European dimensions in the century between the Napoleonic Wars and World War 1. This text considers the origins and diplomacy of the war, the war aims and general attitudes of the belligerent powers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Winfried Baumgart
ISBN: 0340759607 9780340759608 034061465X 9780340614655
OCLC Number: 48249310
Description: xi, 244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: PART 1: ORIGIN AND DIPLOMACY OF THE WAR: The real cause of the war: the Eastern question --
Diplomacy during the war, 1853-56 --
PART 2: THE BELLIGERENTS AND THE NON-BELLIGERENTS: The war aims of the belligerents --
The non-belligerent German powers: Austria and Prussia --
The neutral powers: Sweden, Spain, the United States, Greece, the minor Germn powers (the German confederation) --
PART 3: THE ARMIES OF THE BELLIGERENTS: Russia, France, Great Britain, Turkey, Sardinia --
PART 4: THE WAR: The Danube Front, 1853-54 --
The Black Sea Theatre --
The campaign in the Baltic, 1854 and 1855 --
The Caucasian battlefield, 1853-55 --
The minor theatres of war: the White Sea and the Pacific --
Allied war preparation for 1856 and the War Council in Paris, January 1856 --
PART 5: THE END OF THE WAR: The Paris Peace Congress, February-April 1856 --
The results of the war for international relations.
Series Title: Modern wars.
Responsibility: Winfried Baumgart.

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