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First published in 1903, this three volume set deals with the history of Japan from its origins to the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Drawing for the first time on Japanese, European and Latin sources, this classic text was the first comprehensive study of Japanese history in English, contributing to a new understanding of Japan by Westerners at the time.
Available for the first time since the 1960s, this facsimile edition includes a biographical introduction of James Murdoch's life by D. C. S. Sissons. An important document in the history of Japanese studies, this book is an enduring work by an author who became Australia's first professor of Japanese.