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Kāvaśajī Dīnaśāhajī Kiash's Ancient Persian Sculptures PDF

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From the 1860s to the 1880s, Great Britain became Russia’s most important rival on the international stage. Russia’s steady advance into Central Asia and her increasing presence in the Caucasus alarmed the British, who were primarily concerned about protecting India from the other great powers. The British fear of Russia’s advance into Central Asia was understandable: Setting the stage 19 In 1800, the frontier bases of the two empires were 2,000 miles apart; by 1876, that distance had been halved, and by century’s end the gap between the Tsar’s domain and British India was only a few hundred miles – indeed as little as twenty miles separated outposts in the lofty Pamirs.

More than that: in Asia might lie even more of our hopes than in Europe. ”36 In the context of the dilemma of Russia’s affinity with the West and the East, it is important to point out that some Russian philosophers adopt a more dichotomous gender metaphor in describing Russian passivity, submissiveness and femininity as she awaits a West European masculinity to appear from without and make Russia complete. ” However, according to Rozanov, the most obedient 32 Orientalism Russian style wife truly possesses her husband; she becomes the real mistress of the house.

To Persian protests about this new intrusion Russia replied that the Iranian border had never exercised any authority over the Turkmens. The Russian minister in Tehran, A. F. 15 As a result of the Russian conquest of the Central Asian territories in the second half of the nineteenth century, the devastating Turcoman raids into northeastern Iran were stopped, Iran lost some northeastern territories it considered to be under its nominal rule and a base was created for further Russian expansion southward.

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