Aspects of the Eastern Question found in Swedish diplomatic reports (1813)

Veniamin Ciobanu

“A. D. Xenopol” Institute of History, e-mail: veniamin@xenopol.iasi.astral.ro

Abstract:
The documents selected by the editor from the National Archives of Sweden offer information reflecting the preoccupation of the Swedish diplomacy to be well informed with regard to the Eastern Question developments. In 1813 such information was necessary in order to guide the Swedish government’s policy in reaching its essential goal, the integration of Norway in the Swedish political system. In order to have a broader perspective on the international events and circumstances of the period marking the end of the Napoleonean Empire is necessary that these documents shall be corroborated with other documentary sources, such as, for instance, the ones included in the seventh volume of the foreign policy documents collection entitled “Europe and the Porte. New Documents on the Eastern Question”.

Résumé:
Les documents sélectés par l’éditeur des Archives Nationales de la Suède offrent des informations qui reflètent la préoccupation de la diplomatie suédoise d’être bien informée sur le cours du développement de la question orientale. Pendant l’année 1813 ces informations ont été nécessaires pour l’orientation de la politique du Cabinet de Stockholm en vue d’accomplir son but essentiel d’alors, c’est-à-dire l’intégration de la Norvège dans le système politique suédois. Mais pour avoir une perspective plus large sur les événements et les circonstances politiques internationales de la période qui a marqué la fin de l’Empire Napoléonien il est nécessaire que ces documents soient corroborés avec d’autre sources documentaires, comme par exemple celles incorporées dans le tome VII de la Collection de documents extérieurs intitulée „Europe and the Porte. New Documents on the Eastern Question”.

Rezumat:
Documentele selectate de editor din Arhivele Naţionale ale Suediei oferă informaţii care reflectă preocupările diplomaţiei suedeze de a fi bine informată cu privire la cursul evoluţiilor „chestiunii orientale”. În anul 1813 aceste informaţii erau necesare pentru orientarea politicii cabinetului de la Stockholm pentru a-şi realiza scopul său esenţial, integrarea Norvegiei în sistemul politic suedez. Pentru a avea o perspectivă mai largă asupra evenimentelor şi a circumstanţelor politice internaţionale ale perioadei care a marcat sfârşitul Imperiului Napoleonian, este necesar ca aceste documente să fie coroborate cu alte surse documentare, precum, de exemplu, cele incluse în volumul al VII-lea al Colecţiei de documente externe intitulată „Europe and the Porte. New Documents on the Eastern Question”.

Keywords: The Eastern Question, Swedish diplomatic reports, Sweden, Turkey

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