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Испания, ген. Хуан Прим и Кримската война (1853–1854)
Spain, Gen. Juan Prim and Crimean War (1853-1854)

Author(s): Nadya Manolova-Nikolova
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Crimean War 1853-1856; Spain; Bulgarian Lands; Russia; Ottoman Empire; General Juan Prim

Summary/Abstract: On the basis of Spanish documents and materials, article examines the position of Spain on the unfolding conflict in the mid-nineteenth century between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, known as Crimean (Eastern) War. Spain is not a participant in the military conflict, but interest in limiting Russian, and the French influence in the Holy Land, seeking to gain positions in the Orient. The government sent military commission headed by famous military and political figure of the kingdom Gen. Juan Prim traveling in Bulgarian lands and monitors strategically important objects and events of the first phase of the war. The report of the Gen. Prim on his journey through the Balkans, published in Madrid in 1855, provides interesting information about the roads and villages which the commission went through. The article translated into Bulgarian parts of volume report. The article demonstrates that the Spanish diplomatic and military circles perceive Crimean War not only as a military and diplomatic conflict, but also as cultural, between Europe and unreformed Russia.

  • Issue Year: 31/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 269-286
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian