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Crimea (English Edition) van [Figes, Orlando]
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"Engrossing . . . In a book densely packed with incident, Figes highlights the influence of the press and the brutal casualties that the war produced . . . Could make a hardened war correspondent's blood run cold." --The New Yorker

"Important and impressive . . . it is freshly informed by Russian sources, of which [Figes] is a master. . . . [The Crimean War] admirably narrates the saga in its international and religious setting." --Max Hastings, New York Review of Books

"Meticulously researched . . . Comprehensive and compelling . . . Using a startling array of sources, from government records, news articles, and memoirs, to the letters of barely-literate soldiers, Figes deftly balances political, military, and social history . . . The chapters on the war itself are as gripping as an adventure novel . . . The Crimean War is an evisceration of war, a celebration of scholarship." --Boston Globe

"Fascinating . . . Narrative history at its best, with patient unfolding of events unknown and forgotten--but that have consequences even today. A thoroughly impressive book." --Kirkus, starred review

"A lucid, thoroughly satisfying, definitive history." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Narrated in fearsomely vivid detail and with analytical precision . . . Figes restores historical significance and human suffering to the conflict." --Booklist

"A wonderful subject, on every level, and with Orlando Figes it has found the historian worthy of its width and depth." --Norman Stone, Standpoint

"Figes' new work will remind readers of his gifts, keen judgment and mastery of sources." --Max Hastings, The Sunday Times

"This is the only book on the Crimean War anyone could need. It is lucid, well-written, alive and sensitive. Above all, it tells us why this neglected conflict and its forgotten victims deserve our remembrance." --Oliver Bullough, The Independent

"Figes is a first-class historian. . . an excellent guide to the vagaries of the battlefield and the suffering of the ordinary soldiers . . . and the extent to which this was a religious war." --Dominic Sandbrook, The Daily Telegraph

"A fine, stirring account, expertly balancing analysis . . . with an impressive narrative across the vast panoramic sweep of the war." --Mark Bostridge, Financial Times

"Excellent. . . I could not help but marvel at the many parallels with the present." --Anne Applebaum, The Spectator

"A stellar historian. As ever, Figes mixes strong narrative pace, a grand canvas and compelling ideas about current geopolitical tensions." --Tristram Hunt, The Observer

"Entertains as well as enlightens... With its account of combat in the Balkans and conflict in Iran, Afghanistan and Jerusalem, [The Crimean War] makes the modern reader blink with recognition." --Angus Macqueen, The Guardian

"A complex tale, told vividly by Figes." --The Economist

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The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. It was a war for territory, provoked by fear that if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse then Russia could control a huge swathe of land from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf. But it was also a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist and ever more ferocious belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land.

Orlando Figes' major new book reimagines this extraordinary war, in which the stakes could not have been higher and which was fought with a terrible mixture of ferocity and incompetence. It was both a recognisably modern conflict - the first to be extensively photographed, the first to employ the telegraph, the first 'newspaper war' - and a traditional one, with illiterate soldiers, amateur officers and huge casualties caused by disease. Drawing on a huge range of fascinating sources, Figes also gives the lived experience of the war, from that of the ordinary British soldier in his snow-filled trench, to the haunted, gloomy, narrow figure of Tsar Nicholas himself as he vows to take on the whole world in his hunt for religious salvation.


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  • Editie: Kindle-editie
  • Bestandsgrootte: 34418 KB
  • Printlengte: 602 pagina's
  • Aantal pagina's van bron-ISBN: 0141013508
  • Uitgever: Penguin; 01 editie (2 juni 2011)
  • Verkocht door: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Taal: Engels
  • ASIN: B0052RJU2U
  • Tekst-naar-spraak: Ingeschakeld
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  • Plaats op Amazon-bestsellerlijst: #161.616 Betaald in Kindle Store (Top 100 betaald in Kindle Store bekijken)
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