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AccueilAbstracta IranicaVolume 234. Histoire, Période Musulmane4.2. Histoire du XVe au XIXe siècle4.2.1. Safavides et Qâjârs« Gli Armeni e la spedizione pers...

Aldo Ferrari

« Gli Armeni e la spedizione persiana di Pietro il Grande (1722-23) ». Annali di Ca’ Foscari, 35/3, (1996), pp. 187-198.

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1Armenian hopes that a Christian Crusade might liberate them from Muslim domination go back to the middle of the 16th century. This article discusses an important episode in the so-called Armenian liberation struggle, the campaign of Peter the Great against northern Iran in 1722-23. The author assesses the role of the well-know itinerant diplomat Israel Ory in the Armenian overtures toward various European courts, noting how the Armenians were ready to make common cause with the Russians, possibly against the Turks. He also makes clear that, at this point, Armenian (and Georgian) aspirations were religious rather than « national » in nature. Their hopes of collusion with Russia never materialized, though, since in 1724 the Russians gave priority to an accommodation with the Ottomans with the aim of dividing Iran’s northwestern territory between them.

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Rudi Matthee. Aldo Ferrari, « « Gli Armeni e la spedizione persiana di Pietro il Grande (1722-23) ». Annali di Ca’ Foscari, 35/3, (1996), pp. 187-198. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 23 | 2002, document 143, mis en ligne le 08 février 2010, consulté le 05 décembre 2021. URL : ; DOI :

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