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Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War

Second Edition

Rotem Kowner

The Russo-Japanese War was fought for 19 months (8 February 1904– 5 September 1905) between the empires of Japan and the Russia over the southern part of Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula. While essentially a colonial conflict, the war became a major engagement both in scale and innovation unseen until then. In recent years there has been a growing awareness that this event marks a historical juncture far more important than it was usually taken to be.

This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Russo-Japanese War offers a major revision of the highly praised first edition, which, by all accounts, has been the standard work on this conflict in any language during the last decade. The book contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. Moreover, the dictionary section has some 800 new or fully revised cross-referenced entries on the battles, weaponry, and major personalities of the war, as well as various international events and conflicts, agreements, schemes, and projects that led to the war. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russo-Japanese War.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 898Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-8183-7 • Hardback • April 2017 • $190.00 • (£130.00)
978-1-4422-8184-4 • eBook • April 2017 • $180.00 • (£120.00)
Rotem Kowner founded the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel and was its first chair. He teaches Japanese modern history and culture and naval history. He has written and edited several books on this subject and has contributed to numerous articles.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix 1: War Documents
Appendix 2: Glossary of Port Arthur Site Names
Appendix 3: Military Ranks
Appendix 4: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the War
Appendix 5: Naval Balance in East Asia on the Eve of the Battle of Tsushima
About the Author