Historical Dictionary Of The Russo-japanese War by Rotem KownerHistorical Dictionary Of The Russo-japanese War by Rotem Kowner

Historical Dictionary Of The Russo-japanese War

byRotem Kowner

Hardcover | January 26, 2006

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Every war leaves an imprint in history, but few have had such a pervasive impact in so many respects as the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. Politically, it fatally weakened the Russian Empire while allowing Japan to follow more dangerous paths. Diplomatically, it shook the power balance in Europe and reshaped it in the form of two coalitions, leading to World War I. With regard to the art of warfare, it emphasized the use of trench warfare and machine guns on land and the deployment of battleships and the use of torpedoes at sea. Yet, despite its importance at the time, it has become very much a forgotten war. So now, about a century after it took place, is a very appropriate time to remind us with a Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War that provides considerable breadth and depth of coverage based on Japanese, Russian and Western sources. The breadth is accomplished through a wide-ranging introduction, a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography. The depth comes in the hundreds of entries on military and political leaders, major battles and lesser encounters, tactics and strategy as well as the weaponry and of course the causes and consequences. The result is the first major reference work on the Russo-Japanese War in English and the largest in any language.
Rotem Kowner serves as the chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Haifa, and teaches Japanese modern history and culture. He is one of the leading authorities on the war, has written extensively on the conflict, and also co-organized a major international conference on "The Russo-Japanese War & the 20th Cent...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of The Russo-japanese WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 8.76 × 7.1 × 1.56 inPublished:January 26, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849275

ISBN - 13:9780810849273

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Illustrations Part 2 Editor's Foreword Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acknowledgments Part 5 Reader's Notes Part 6 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 7 Maps Part 8 Chronology Part 9 Introduction Part 10 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 11 Appendix 1: War Documents Chapter 12 Appendix 2: Glossary of Port Arthur Site Names Chapter 13 Appendix 3: Military Ranks Chapter 14 Appendix 4: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the War Chapter 15 Appendix 5: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the Battle of Tsushima Part 16 Bibliography Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Close to 600 entries on 415 pages provide a wealth of detail about the war's military, naval, diplomatic, and political aspects, from "Abaza" to "Z-signal".... Kowner also devotes considerable attention to international relations....Kowner's dictionary provides balanced and accurate coverage. He is also careful to point out questions that remain contentious among historians.