1st Edition

The Maker of Modern Japan The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu

By A Sadler Copyright 1937

    Tokugawa Ieyasu founded a dynasty of rulers, organized a system of government and set in train the re-orientation of the religion of Japan so that he would take the premier place in it. Calm, capable and entirely fearless, Ieyasu deliberately brought the opposition to a head and crushed in a decisive battle, after which he made himself Shogun, despite not being from the Minamoto clan. He organized the Japanese legal and educational systems and encouraged trade with Europe (playing off the Protestant powers of Holland and England against Catholic Spain and Portugal). This book remains one of the few volumes on Tokugawa Ieyasu which draws on more material from Japanese sources than quotations from the European documents from his era and is therefore much more accurate and thorough in its examination of the life and legacy of one of the greatest Shoguns.


    1. The Pedigree of the Tokugawas  2. Takechiyo  3. Matsudaira Motonobu.  Motoyasu.  The Battle of Oke-Hazama  4. Ieyasu Quells the Monto Sect  5. Tokugawa Ieyasu Ord of Mikawa and Tōtōmi  6. The Retreat From Echizen and the Battle of the Anegawa  7. Mikata-Ga-Hara  8. Kuroda Jōsui, or Simon Kondera  9. Ieyasu’s Family Tragedy  10. Nagashino and the Fall of the House of Takeda  11. Death of Nobunaga. Ieyasu’s Flight Through Iga  12. Ieyasu Gets Kai and Shinano  13. Lord fo Five Provinces Ieyasu Opposes Hideyoshi  14. The Komaki Campaign  15. After Komaki  16. Isolation of Ieyasu  17. Ieyasu’s Second Marriage and Alliance with Hōjō  18. His Submission to Hideyoshi.  He Visits the Capital  19. The Kwanto Campaign  20. Ieyasu Enters Edo  21. The Korean Campaign and the Death of Hideyoshi  22. The Sekigahara Campaign  23. Hosokawa Takaoki, His Wife and His Father  24. Kuroda Jōsui and Kyushu  25. The Building of Edo  26. The Coming of the Dutch  27. Ieyasu and New Spain  28.Luchu and Formosa  29. The "Madre de Dios" Affair  30. The Fall of Okubo Takachika  31. The English Company  32. Date Masamune’s Mission to Europe  33. Ieyasu and Hideyori  34.Osaka The Winter Campaign 35. Honami Kō-Etsu  36. The Three Jinnai of Edo  37.  Literary Taste off the Mikado and Shogun  38. The Hondas  39. Death of Ieyasu  40. Ieyasu’s Family  41. Ieyasu’s Personal Habits and Views  42. Tokugawa Legislation  43. The Legacy of Ieyasu Appendices.  Bibliography.  Index.


    A Sadler