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Iranian-Russian Relations in the Eighteenth Century

Goodarz Rashtiani

in Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War

Published in print July 2018 | ISBN: 9780190250324
Published online July 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780190250348 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190250324.003.0010
Iranian-Russian Relations in the Eighteenth Century

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The main objective of the present chapter is to analyze the structure and features governing the relations between Iran and Russia in different political, economic, and social spheres in the period from the fall of Isfahan (1722) to the rise of the Qajar dynasty (1796) and to study the reasons for the difference in these relations compared to previous periods and Russia’s actions in Iran’s territory (the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus) with an emphasis on the developments in both countries, the role of ethnic minorities and local khanates, and the effect of regional and international conditions on the relations between the two countries.

Keywords: Iran; Russia; Caspian Sea; Caucasus; Armenians; Georgians; historical relations; eighteenth century

Chapter.  9230 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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