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Toward the Rising Sun: Russian Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan [Paperback]

David Schimmelpenninc

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2 Mar 2006
What drove Russia to its disastrous war with Japan in 1904? Schimmelpenninck finds the answer in Russia's erratic and confused diplomacy. The key to understanding tsarist involvement in East Asia, he explains, lies in the ideologies of the Russians who competed to impose their visions of imperial destiny on the East. Interweaving intellectual and cultural history, he addresses an important aspect of Russian national identity and helps to elucidate the struggle between East and West that continues in Russia today.

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  • Paperback: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; New edition edition (2 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875806120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875806129
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,014,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Extraordinary, rich materials drawn from Russian archives.... Along with its scientific merits the book is beautifully written."--"Russian Review""Lucid and graceful.... A very good book."--"Journal of Military History" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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