Britain, Russia and the Road to the First World War : The Fateful Embassy of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff (1903-16)
By: Soroka, Marina, Dr.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Ashgate Studies in First World War History: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (333 p.).ISBN: 9781409422471.Subject(s): Ambassadors -- Russia -- Biography | Benckendorff, Aleksandr Konstantinovich, --Count, --1849-1917 | Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1901-1936 | Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Russia | Russia -- Foreign relations -- 1894-1917 | Russia -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain | World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes | World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic historyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Britain, Russia and the Road to the First World War : The Fateful Embassy of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff (1903–16)DDC classification: 327.2092 | 940.322 | 940.3'22 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1 The Premises, 1830-1900; 2 Old Diplomacy à la Russe, 1868-1902; 3 The New Ambassador and his Objectives, 1902-1904; 4 The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905; 5 The Anglo-Russian Rapprochement, 1905-1907; 6 The School of Compromise, 1907-1908; 7 Balance Abandoned, 1908-1910; 8 Waiting for an August War, 1910-1913; 9 The Price of an Alliance, 1914-1917; Conclusion; List of Characters; Bibliography; Index
This book demonstrates the role of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff, the Russian ambassador in London between 1903 and 1916, in setting Russia on the road to war. Fearing the loss of Britain's friendship, he opposed all Russia's efforts at improving Russo-German relations and when the Sarajevo crisis struck, there was now no hope of appealing to German goodwill to help defuse the situation. Instead Russia's status within the Entente depended on a show of determination and strength, which lead inexorably to a disaster of the Great War.
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