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Title: The diplomatic relations of Persia with Britain, Turkey and Russia, 1815-1830
Author: Adamiyat, Fereydoun
ISNI:       0000 0000 8414 7325
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 1949
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The period of this study is of outstanding significance in the recent history of Persia, and its far-reaching consequences are still perceptible. Russia fought for the completion of her domination in the Caucasus, - Britain struggled to secure her supremacy in the Persian Gulf, and Persia fought her last but losing battles to ensure her own interests. The twenties witnessed fundamental changes in the status of the Caucasus, the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, which became respectively, a Russian province, a Russian lake and, the latter, de facto, a British mare clausum. Moreover, this period saw the last manifestation of Turco- Persian rivalry in a military conflict; and more significantly, the first attempt at removing the causes of former recurrent quarrels, thus opening a new phase in the relations between the two neighbours, based on a better understanding. Despite its vast importance, seldom have any scientific researches been made from the standpoint of diplomatic history on the scope of this study. Curiously enough, the Treaty of Shiraz, so significant in connection with the question of the Island of Bahrein, appears not to have been mentioned by any contemporary or secondary authors, notwithstanding that it was then that British diplomacy towards that Island was evolved, occasioning as it has, ever since,the persistence of Anglo-Persian controversies on the subject. An attempt is made in this work to study the diplomatic relations of Persia during the years in which Russian political, strategic and economic it edominance was eventually established in the north, and the ascendancy of the British in the south, and a promising start was made in the difficult task of bringing to an end the dissensions of long standing between Turkey and Persia.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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