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Synopsis:

Was there ever a time when a civilization, technically sophisticated, and in full possession of its senses, reverted in an earlier, less advanced technology? You bet - Japan, 1543-1879. During this period Japan effectively prohibited all manufacture of firearms and gunpowder, and isolated itself from the rest of the world with a blockade that remained successful until Commodore Perry's celebrated opening of Japan in 1854. An altogether fascinating book - because Perrin is a consistently good storyteller, because even his footnotes are a delight to read, and because this is the story that really has few parallels in modern history.

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ISBN:
9780879237738
Author:
Perrin, Noel
Publisher:
Nonpareil Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Firearms
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Swordplay
Subject:
Swordplay -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
World History-Japan
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 113-122.
Series Volume:
1780
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
7.98x6.08x.35 in. .45 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Ancient and Tokugawa to 1868
History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Japan

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Product details 136 pages David R. Godine Publisher - English 9780879237738 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Was there ever a time when a civilization, technically sophisticated, and in full possession of its senses, reverted in an earlier, less advanced technology? You bet - Japan, 1543-1879. During this period Japan effectively prohibited all manufacture of firearms and gunpowder, and isolated itself from the rest of the world with a blockade that remained successful until Commodore Perry's celebrated opening of Japan in 1854. An altogether fascinating book - because Perrin is a consistently good storyteller, because even his footnotes are a delight to read, and because this is the story that really has few parallels in modern history.
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