Volume 8: Russian International Relations in War and Revolution, 1914–22. Book 1: Origins and War, 1914–16

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye et al. (eds.)
https://doi.org/10.52500/CQOQ1564
$44.95
978-0-89357-436-9
xxi + 450
2021
Paperback

Historians devote a great deal of attention to the diplomacy that led Russia into the Great War, but have tended to neglect the course of this diplomacy once the fighting erupted. This volume addresses that lacuna with a broad range of essays examining the foreign relations of the empire, as well as its republican and early Soviet successors, from the July 1914 Crisis to the end of the Civil War in 1922.

Written by distinguished and emerging scholars from North America, Europe, Russia, and Japan, the essays make abundant use of Russian archival collections, largely inaccessible until the 1990s, to reassess the conjectures and conclusions previously drawn from other sources. While some chapters focus on traditional “diplomatic” history, others adopt new “international history” by placing Russia’s relations with the world in their social, intellectual, economic, and cultural contexts.

Arranged in roughly chronological order, the first volume covers the late imperial period, from 1914 through mid-1916, while the second proceeds through the revolutions of 1917 and the Civil War, up to the end of that conflict in 1922. Together, these books’ comments should foster a renewed appreciation for international relations as a central element of Russia’s Great War and Revolution.

Contents



List of Illustrations     x


From the Series Editors     xiii


Acknowledgements     xxi

David MacLaren McDonald
Introduction       1
https://doi.org/10.52500/UTGI6993

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
The Historiography of Russian International Relations during the Great War and Revolution       9
https://doi.org/10.52500/SWZE7383

Dominic Lieven
Russia against Napoleon and Wilhelm: Explaining Success and Failure       23
https://doi.org/10.52500/LDYM8120


Origins (1900-14)

David MacLaren McDonald
From Tsushima to the July Crisis     47
https://doi.org/10.52500/HRYX6681

Marina Soroka
The Russian Foreign Ministry in War and Revolution       83
https://doi.org/10.52500/KRMX6802

Irina Sergeevna Rybachenok
Russian Foreign Policy at the Turn of the 20th Century:
Goals, Challenges, and Methods       105
https://doi.org/10.52500/TAGF9628

Elizabeth Greenhalgh
Managing a “Long-Distance” Coalition War:
France and Russia, 1914 to Early 1917       125
https://doi.org/10.52500/WUJO9882

Keith Neilson
Anglo-Russian Relations in the First World War       147
https://doi.org/10.52500/KKZJ7629

Sean Gillen
“A Great Russia”: The State of a Free, Disciplined Nation,1904–14        171
https://doi.org/10.52500/WGCJ2199

War (1914-16)

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
From the Guns of August to Sazonov’s Fall      197
https://doi.org/10.52500/YDSH1036

Jennifer Siegel
Foreign Finance and Russia’s War Effort      219
https://doi.org/10.52500/TNJQ2448

Ronald P. Bobroff
The Question of the Turkish Straits during World War I     241
https://doi.org/10.52500/QEAF8183

T. G. Otte
The Waning of the Monarchies: War, Revolution, and Royal Diplomacy     265
https://doi.org/10.52500/GFBZ4374

Evgenii Iur ́evich Sergeev
Russian Military Intelligence in the Coalition War, 1914–18      299
https://doi.org/10.52500/DIPZ6381

Kirill Andreevich Solov ́ev
The State Duma and Russian Foreign Policy in the Great War     317
https://doi.org/10.52500/KNXU4640

Alexander Polunov
The Russian Orthodox Church in Years of War: International Activity and Plans for Postwar Reconstruction     333
https://doi.org/10.52500/GVMP7865

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golubev and Ol ́ga Sergeevna Porshneva
The Image of the Ally in Russian Public Consciousness in the Context of World War I     353
https://doi.org/10.52500/CUTI6940

Tatiana Filippova
Pickelhaube and Fez: The German and the Turk in Russian Satirical Journals during the Great War     375
https://doi.org/10.52500/TRQU6767

Alexandre Sumpf
Defining Enemy Atrocities:

Krivtsov’s Extraordinary Commission     395
https://doi.org/10.52500/XLYZ3657

Wim Coudenys
High Politics in a Small Country:

Military Relations in War and Revolution     417
https://doi.org/10.52500/UNAZ4484

Contributors to This Issue    445

Series Information

Series: Russia’s Great War and Revolution
Editors: Anthony Heywood, David MacLaren McDonald, John W. Steinberg
DOI: 10.52500/RMBM3333
https://doi.org/10.52500/RMBM3333