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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of the Crimean War

Edited By

Candan Badem

ISBN 9780367217723
Published September 15, 2021 by Routledge
422 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of the Crimean War is an edited collection of articles on the various aspects of the Crimean War written by distinguished historians from various countries.

Part I focuses on diplomatic, military and regional perspectives. Part II includes contributions on social, cultural and international issues around the war. All contributions are based upon findings of the latest research. While not pretending to be an exhaustive encyclopaedia of this first modern war, the present volume captures the most important topics and the least researched areas in the historiography of the war. The book incorporates new approaches in national historiographies to the war and is intended to be the most up-to-date reference book on the subject. Chapters are devoted to each of the belligerent powers and to other peripheral states that were involved in one way or another in the war. The volume also gives more attention to the Ottoman Empire, which is generally neglected in European books on the war.

Both the general public and students of history will find the book useful, balanced and up-to-date.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Candan Badem

Part 1: Diplomatic, Military and Regional Perspectives

2. Origins of the War

David Goldfrank

3. Russia’s Policy Leading to the Crimean War

Oleg Airapetov

4. Russia’s Military Strategy and Lessons of the War

Alexey A. Krivopalov

5. British Grand Strategy

Andrew Lambert

6. The Crimean War in French Public Opinion

Jean-François Figeac

7. Russian Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia and the Plans for a "People’s War" in the Balkans

Victor Taki

8. Ottoman Strategy and the Danube Theatre of the War

Candan Badem

9. The Ottoman Navy During the Crimean War

Evren Mercan

10. Battles and Military Art in the Caucasian Theatre of Operations

Dmitry Plotnikov

11. Better Reasons Why!: Captain Nolan and the Charge of the Light Brigade

Douglas J. Austin

12. Baltic Theatre of the War, 1854–56

Andrew Lambert

13. Scandinavian Neutrality in the Crimean War

Mart Kuldkepp

14. Italians in the Crimean War

Giuseppe Cossuto

15. Greece During the Crimean War

Lucien Frary

16. The White Sea and Pacific Campaigns

Andrew Lambert

17. The Ottoman Officer Corps and the Crimean War

Mesut Uyar

18. The Armies of Egypt and Tunisia in the Crimean War

Vitaliy N. Duda and Maxim V. Nechitaylov

19. Hungarian Military Influences in the Late Ottoman Empire: Richard Guyon and György Kmety, the Hungarian Heroes of the Crimean War

János Hóvári

20. Romantic Warriors of the Crimean War: Michał Czajkowski and His Cossack Cavalry Regiment

Saadet Büyük Güler

21. The Sulina Question: Origins, Evolution, Solution

Constantin Ardeleanu

Part 2: Social, Economic, Cultural Issues

22. The Churchwarden's Quarrel and the Reality of Religion

Lucien Frary

23. War Propaganda and Public Opinion in Russian Popular Culture

Kezban Acar

24. Varna and the Crimean War

Ivan Roussev

25. The Telegraph in the Crimean War

Ivan Roussev

26. Russian Medical Service During the Crimean War

Yulia Naumova

27. Florence Nightingale and the British Sanitary Commission

Mike Hinton

28. Impact of the War on Daily Life in Istanbul

Kudret Emiroğlu

29. Origins of the "Kurdish Question"?: The Revolt of Yezdanşêr (1854–55)

Metin Atmaca

30. The Toll of War on Crimea

Mara Kozelsky

31. From Crimea to Dobruja: The Impact of the Crimean War on the Crimean Tatars of the Nineteenth Century

Catalina Hunt

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Candan Badem is an associate professor of History. Since 2016, he has been excluded from state universities in Turkey by a government decree.