Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and the Tsar's Mission to the Shah of Persia

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When the Tehran mob broke into the Russian embassy and murdered its diplomats, the dead toll included one of the most brilliant and promising stars in the early 19th-century Russian literary and political firmament: Alexander Griboyedov. In this first biography of Griboyedov in English, Laurence Kelly paints a vivid picture of his remarkable literary and diplomatic gifts which were nevertheless overshadowed by tragedy. His book makes an invaluable contribution to the diplomatic history of Russia, the Caucasus, and Iran, ...

Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and the Tsar's Mission to the Shah of Persia 2002, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781860646669

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