Trials: Russian-Ottoman Relations & Izvestiia Digital Archive

Trials of the following electronic resources will be of interest to those researching Slavonic, Central European, East European and Turkish history:

Russian-Ottoman Relations

During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the balance of power between Russia and the Ottoman Empire was constantly monitored in Western Europe, where several powers had designs of their own on some of the Ottoman territories. This 4-part archive includes publications of relevant government documents, diplomatic reports, travel accounts, and fiercely political (and polemical) tracts and pamphlets designed to rally public support. The sources are largely Western documents.

Part 1: The Origins, 1600-1800
Part 2: Shifts in the Balance of Power, 1800-1853
Part 3: The Crimean War 1854-1856
Part 4: The End of the Empires, 1857-1914

Izvestiia Digital Archive

Among the longest-running Russian newspapers, Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Remarkable for its serious and balanced treatment of subject matter, Izvestiia has traditionally been a popular news source within intellectual and academic circles.

Access is via OxLIP+. The trials run until the end of June. Please send feedback to Angelina Gibson.

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