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  • Crimea

  • By: Orlando Figes
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed account

  • By Joel Conley on 08-20-18

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

Figes’ work is always a pleasure. This is no exception. Engaging, covers both the macro and micro of the history.