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Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the Past in the Crimean War*

Edmund Richardson

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which Britain's campaigns in the Crimean War (1854–56) became entangled in the ancient world. During the conflict, British officers in the Crimea went in search of ... More


Consolidating his Beliefs: The Crimean War and the Ministerial Years

Miloš Ković

in Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199574605
eISBN:
9780191595134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574605.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Crimean War played a decisive role in consolidating Disraeli's perceptions of the Eastern Question. Guided by Aberdeen's example and following Palmerston's tactics, he claimed that Russia had to ... More


Virtue, Commerce, and the Crimean War

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The reform party, and the reform movement more generally, led the demands for British intervention in the Crimea during 1853 and 1854. However, support for British intervention was not unconditional. ... More


Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Martin Ceadel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Britain's semi-detached geographical position has helped to give it the world's strongest peace movement. Secure enough from invasions to be influenced by an idealistic approach to international ... More


A Wider War

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When the Civil War erupted, sanitarians found a national laboratory in which to test their theories and apply their principles. Determined to keep away diseases and to slow down death rates, women ... More


The Crimean War and Administrative Reform

G. R. Searle

in Entrepreneurial Politics in Mid-Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203575
eISBN:
9780191675874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203575.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On January 26, 1854, Britain's House of Commons passed John A. Roebuck's motion of censure, which destroyed the Aberdeen coalition and led to the creation of the Sebastopol Committee. The movement ... More


The Crimean War and the Demilitarization of the Black Sea

Philip Towle

in Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206361
eISBN:
9780191677090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

The Crimean War of 1854–1856 was prolonged for almost a year by Britain's determination to banish Russian naval power from the Black Sea. Like most forced disarmament measures after limited wars, ... More


1816–1870: The Peace Society, the First International, and the Reform League

PAUL LAITY

in The British Peace Movement 1870-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248353
eISBN:
9780191714672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248353.003.01
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first peace movement in Britain emerged in response to the Napoleonic Wars and involved both pacifists and pacific-ists. The pacifists were mostly, but not only, Quakers, whereas the pacific-ists ... More


The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin's Conquest

Brian Glyn Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190494704
eISBN:
9780190494735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494704.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, World Modern History

The Russian annexation of the Crimea in March 2014 focused the world's attention on the Peninsula in ways not seen since the Crimean War. Thousands of Crimean Tatars clashed with pro-Russian ... More


Theodora Phranza

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Theodora Phranza, Neale’s first full-length novel set in the Christian East. It was originally published in parts in the Churchman’s Companion in 1853–4 and then as a single ... More


Liberalism and the State

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The post-revolution state emerged strengthened, and the Crimean War indicated that war as a means to state aggrandisement was very much back in the repertoire of governmental action. Louis Napoleon's ... More


Post–Crimean War Period, 1856–1910

in Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates Russian and British policy between the Crimean War and World War I. It concentrates on Russian and British responses to uncertainty about their strategic and technological ... More


Things Fall Apart: From a Russo-Turkish Dispute to the Crimean War, 1853–56

Jennifer Mitzen

in Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226060088
eISBN:
9780226060255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter takes up the challenge of the Crimean War and reflects on why these states could not work together in the 1850s as they had in the 1820s. It establishes the historical context between ... More


Conclusion: The Quest for Power, Fame, and Prestige

Miloš Ković

in Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199574605
eISBN:
9780191595134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574605.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The concluding chapter stresses the influence of conservatism and romanticism on Disraeli's understanding of the Eastern Question. The experiences of the Greek Revolution are highlighted, as well as ... More


From Kossuth to the Crimea: Setbacks yet Entrenchment, October 1851–March 1854

Martin Ceadel

in The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations 1730-1854

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226741
eISBN:
9780191678660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226741.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After three and a half decades of continuous and accelerating progress, peace thinking faced four setbacks from the autumn of 1851 onwards, caused by both domestic and international factors. The ... More


Britain and Currency Reserves During World War II and the Crimean War

Rosella Cappella Zielinski

in How States Pay for Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702495
eISBN:
9781501705960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702495.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter contends that the variations in Britain's war financing during World War II and the Crimean War were due to the source of war inputs and a state's ability to cope with low currency ... More


Civis Romanus Sum: Palmerston and the Polity

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The aftermath of the Crimean War, together with the years of the first Palmerston administration, provoked a widespread political debate about the identity of liberalism and the Liberal Party, ... More


Dar al Harb: The Nineteenth-Century Crimean Tatar Migrations to the Ottoman Empire

Brian Glyn Williams

in The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin's Conquest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190494704
eISBN:
9780190494735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494704.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the events of the Crimean War and how the results of this conflict affected the native Crimean Tatars. Fearing an increase in Russian power in the strategic Bosphorus Straits at ... More


Rise, February 1793–October 1851

Martin Ceadel

in Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The optimism regarding Britain's peace movement waned by the time of the Crimean War as during the 18th century there were already changing attitudes towards both international relations and ... More


Conclusions: Crimea and Beyond

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815-1833

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263273
eISBN:
9780191734700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Eastern crisis of the 1820s, the war of 1828–9, and the Russo-Turkish treaties of 1829 and 1833 collectively constituted the most decisive blows ever delivered to the Ottoman Empire by Russia. ... More


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