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Japan Emerging

Premodern History to 1850, 1st Edition

By Karl F. Friday


498 pages

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Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying solely on lists of dates and prominent names, the authors focus on why and how Japanese political, social, economic, and intellectual life evolved. Each part begins with a timeline and a set of guiding questions and issues to help orient readers and enhance continuity. Engaging, thorough, and accessible, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of Japanese history.

Table of Contents

-- Part I -- LANDMARKS, ERAS, AND APPELLATION IN JAPANESE HISTORY 1 Japan's Natural Setting, Gina L. Barnes 2 Sorting the Past, Karl F. Friday 3 Defining "Ancient" and "Classical," Joan R. Piggott 4 Defining "Medieval," Andrew Edmund Goble 5 Definin

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Karl F Friday

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies