[FADEEV, Rostislav Andreevic & Dmitrij Alekseevic Miljutin] BAUMGARTEN, Gustav Wilhelm (transl.)
Sechzig Jahre des Kaukasischen Krieges
mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Feldzuges im nördlichen Daghestan im Jahre 1839. Nach russischen Originalen.
First edition in German of two important papers – Fadeev first published Tiflis, 1860; Milyutin, St. Petersburg, 1850 – giving the Russian view of the troubled history of the contested territories of the northern Caucasus. Fadeev “was a general, diplomat, essayist, pan-Slavist (of a sort), and conservative opponent of the Great Reforms who had interesting things to say about everything from the Dardanelles to jury trials … The basic message of these books is straightforward: the Russians had a hard time conquering the North Caucasus in the 19th century, but eventually, thankfully, they got the job done” (Sunderland, “The Caucasian Tangle” in Kritika, vol. VII, no. 1, 2006) Milyutin served with Prince Alexander Baryatinsky’s Caucasian Corps, and was actively involved in the capture of Shamil. He became War Minister in 1861, and initiated a radical reform of the ministry and the Russian Army. Uncommon and highly interesting.
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Octavo (219 148 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco-backed matching sand-grained cloth boards, leather corner tips, title gilt to spine, yellow surface-paper endpapers. 2 folding maps and 5 plans on 4 folding sheets. Slight rubbing at the extremities, front hinge a little cracked, but sound, scattered foxing, a very good copy.