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dc.contributor.advisorRadushev, Evgeniy
dc.contributor.authorRuoff, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T09:32:53Z
dc.date.available2021-01-13T09:32:53Z
dc.date.copyright2020-12
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.date.submitted2021-01-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/54884
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2020.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 150-153).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides a history of Tsar Nikolai I's foreign policy toward the Ottoman Empire, in particular regards to his attempt to both protect and dominate the Empire in its decline and to manage what he viewed as its imminent and inevitable fall. While the Tsar adeptly carried out this policy throughout most of his reign, he committed a number of critical diplomatic blunders in the 1850's climaxing in Russia's defeat in the Crimean War. In this thesis I investigate his increasingly aggressive policy toward the Ottomans and the causes of his ultimate failure to maintain Russia's dominance through diplomatic means, as well as catalog the evolution of Nikolai's strategy to manage the Ottomans' collapse. I conclude that the Tsar's personal ideology and prideful inflexibility proved to be the cause of Russia's diplomatic failure and isolation, ultimately resulting in their defeat in the Crimean War and that Nikolai's diplomatic failures correlate with his increasingly aggressive plotting to dismantle the Ottoman Empire.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Richard Ruoffen_US
dc.format.extentvi, 153 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCrimean waren_US
dc.subjectEastern questionen_US
dc.subjectHoly places disputeen_US
dc.subjectNicholas Ien_US
dc.subjectOttoman Empireen_US
dc.subjectRussian Empireen_US
dc.subjectTreaty of Hünkâr İskelesien_US
dc.subjectTreaty of Küçük Kaynarcaen_US
dc.title“Est-ce au medecin ou a l'heritier?”: The crescendo and decrescendo of Tsar Nikolai I's management of Ottoman decline, 1825-53en_US
dc.title.alternativeEst-ce au medecin ou a l'heritier?”: Çar I. Nikolay’ın Osmanlının gerilemesini idare etmedeki inişleri ve çıkışları, 1825-53en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB125443


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