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.
Table of Contents
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.