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Japan Under the Shoguns: 1185-1868 (Looking Back)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 26th 1999 by Evans Brothers Ltd
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James Clark
Apr 23, 2014 James Clark rated it really liked it
Can't believe no one has written a review yet, so this is the first one on this book on Gooodreads. This book is a very cursory introduction to the History of Japan written by the librarian at the Department of Japanese Antiquities at the British Museum. It follows a brief description format starting in pre-history and going step-by-step through the various periods of Japanese History is a brief manner. The book is supplemented by lots of pictures and side notes which highlight some of the main ...more
Sarah Crawford
Feb 24, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was amazing
Technically, this is a “juvenile” level book, but, for all practical purposes, it an be read and enjoyed by both “juvenile” and adult readers. There is a tremendous amount of information in this book, and the book spends a good bit of time on Japanese culture in addition to its history.

The book covers the time before the shoguns rose to power, then examines the history of shogun rule through the civil war and the Tokugawa Shogunate, then moves on to the lives of the samurai, how Japan related t
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Pik Pistorius
Apr 23, 2016 Pik Pistorius rated it liked it
Recommends it for: almost everyone
Recommended to Pik by: my local library
Terrific short overview of Japanese history. Doesn't just cover the period 1185-1868, it also puts it into (at least some) context.
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