Ivan Korostovets at the Service in Iran: the Country and People in the Perception of the Russian Diplomat
Ivan Korostovets at the Service in Iran: the Country and People in the Perception of the Russian Diplomat
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S207987840011049-2-1
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10.18254/S207987840011049-2
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Authors
Andrey Larin 
Affiliation: Institute of World History RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract

The article is devoted to the perception of the Iranian state and society by the Russian envoy to Tehran in 1913—1915 Ivan Korostovets. Having served in Iran during the difficult period of the eve and the beginning of the First World War, the diplomat wrote interesting unpublished memoirs. His memoirs contain descriptions of various features of Iranian everyday life; marriage and family relations, gender relations as a whole; the role of religion; the Iranians’ perception of Russia and Britain, policy of the great Powers, etc. It is shown that, unlike many other authors of Orientalist texts, Korostovets was much less prone to the tendency to absolutize the opposition “Europeans” — “Asians”. On the contrary, there is a tendency in his memoirs to evaluate states and societies from a general humanistic position.

Keywords
Russia, Great Britain, Iran, Qajar dynasty, Korostovets, Townley, First World War, Orientalism
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25.02.2020
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30.09.2020
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