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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Crimea (Taschenbuch)
`Crimea' by Orlando Figes gives a profound and detailed recount of events that led to the Crimean War (the pride and ambitions of Tsar Nicolas I, the dilapidated state of the Ottoman empire under Sultan Abdülmecid, the religious question, the occupation of Wallachia and Moldavia, the conflict in the Caucasus etc.).
Britain at that time was eager (but unprepared) for war and motivated France under Napoleon III to join - and the French saved the day more than once as the battle at Alma, the siege of Sevastopol, the battles at Balaklava and Inkerman were to prove.
Figes spares not details of the atrocities brought along by this armed conflict and brilliantly manages to elaborate on the causes and (political) consequences of the Crimean War for Europe. Interesting personalities (Florance Nightingale, the surgeon Nikolai Pirogov and many more) are equally well described as the political and military protagonists of the war.