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The Russian Army’s Use of Balkan Irregulars during the 1828–1829 Russo-Turkish War

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263273
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0009

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

The Russian Army’s Use of Balkan Irregulars during the 1828–1829 Russo-Turkish War

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This chapter considers the role Balkan partisans were assigned in the war of 1828–9 — a role tempered by the tsarist regime's fear that their participation might unleash a general uprising in the Balkans. It tackles the 1828 campaign, the developments over the 1828–9 winter, the 1829 campaign. It also examines whether the Balkan irregulars are freedom-fighters or brigands; Russia and the formation of the militia in the Principalities.

Keywords: Balkan partisans; Russia; militia; Principalities; Balkan irregulars

Chapter.  11884 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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