Franco-Ottoman diplomatic relations and the secret du Roi, 1756–1774

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2022-06-03
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Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
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0001-6446
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Akademiai Kiado Rt.
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75
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2
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311 - 326
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English
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The Secret du Roi was Louis XV’s secret foreign policy from approximately 1745 until his death in 1774. This article analyzes Franco-Ottoman diplomatic relations from 1756 to 1774 by using the Secret du Roi as a source. By examining the Secret du Roi, this article shows France’s hostility towards Russia and elaborates on France’s preference for having close diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire instead of Russia. The second half of this article elaborates on France’s confidence in the Ottoman Empire’s political and military capabilities, and why they thought the Ottomans would do well against Russia in 1768.

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