The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) invites for a talk by Prof. George Bournoutian (Iona College) on his latest book "From the Kur to the Aras: A Military History of Russia’s Move into the South Caucasus and the First Russo-Iranian War, 1801-1813" published by History - Brill Publishing. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research - NAASR, the talk will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 7:30 pm Eastern Time (4:30 pm Pacific Time).
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In "From the Kur to the Aras" George A. Bournoutian presents the first military history of the Russian advance into the South Caucasus in 1801 and the ensuing First Russo-Iran War (1804-1813) that was a crucial step in the Russian Empire’s eventual expansion into the Caucasus region. Using both Iranian and Russian primary sources, the work vividly describes the strategies, military capabilities, and personalities that clashed for ten years, ending with the Treaty of Golestan. Numerous and illustrative maps, as well as informative appendices, add to a balanced view of a struggle between an ancient and an emerging empire.