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Massarella, Derek 1950-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 47 publications in 3 languages and 1,322 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HF1532.19.J3, 337.405209031
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Most widely held works by Derek Massarella
A world elsewhere : Europe's encounter with Japan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Derek Massarella ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese travellers in sixteenth-century Europe a dialogue concerning the mission of the Japanese ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590) by Duarte de Sande ( )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1582 Alessandro Valignano, the Visitor to the Jesuit mission in the East Indies, sent four Japanese boys, two of whom represented important Christian daimyo in western Japan, to Europe. This book is an account of their travels. The boys left Japan on 20 February 1582 and disembarked in Lisbon on 11 August 1584. They then travelled through Portugal, Spain and Italy as far as Rome, the highpoint of their journey, before returning to Lisbon to begin the long voyage home on 13 April 1586. They reached Nagasaki on 21 July 1590, amidst great rejoicing, more than eight years after their departure. During their travels in Europe they had audiences and less formal meetings with Philip II, king of Spain and Portugal, and with popes Gregory XIII and Sixtus V, and were received by many of the most important political, ecclesiastical and social figures in the places they visited. Until the arrival of the embassy in Europe, the Euro-Japanese encounter had been almost exclusively one way: Europeans going to Japan. The embassy was an integral part of Valignano's strategy for advancing the Jesuit mission in Japan. The boys chosen were intended to personify Jesuit success in Japan, raise awareness of Japan in Europe amongst the clerical and secular elites, and demonstrate conclusively that what the Jesuits had been writing about Japan since their arrival there in 1549 was not a fabrication. The embassy was further intended to impress upon the boys the glory, unity, stability and splendour of Christian Europe, so that they might report favourably about their experiences on their return, and counter what Valignano believed were the negative impressions of Europe left by Portuguese merchants and seamen in Japan. As part of this plan, a book consisting of thirty-four colloquia detailing the boys' travels was compiled and translated into Latin under Valignano's supervision. It was published in Macao in 1590 with the title De Missione Legatorvm Iaponensium ad Romanum curiam. Valignano anticipated that it would become a standard text in Jesuit seminaries in Japan. The present edition is the first complete version of this rich, complex and impressive work to appear in English, and is accompanied with maps and illustrations of the mission, and an introduction discussing its context and the subsequent reception of the book
The furthest goal : Engelbert Kaempfer's encounter with Tokugawa Japan by Beatrice M Bodart-Bailey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important study brings together some of the best current research on Kaempfer (author of the History of Japan, also published by Curzon) for the first time and includes a close analysis of 6 key topics from the writing of the History to an interpretation of the interpreter himself
William Adams and early English enterprise in Japan by Derek Massarella ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jesuits, Japan, and European expansion in the sixteenth century by Derek Massarella ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan before and after Kobe by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese travellers in sixteenth-century Europe a dialogue concerning the mission of the Japanese ambassadors to the Roman Curia by Duarte de Sande ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harukanaru mokutekichi : Kenperu to Tokugawa Nihon no deai ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1582 Alessandro Valignano, the Visitor to the Jesuit mission in the East Indies, sent four Japanese boys, two of whom represented important Christian daimyo in western Japan, to Europe. This book is an account of their travels. The boys left Japan on 20 February 1582 and disembarked in Lisbon on 11 August 1584. They then travelled through Portugal, Spain and Italy as far as Rome, the highpoint of their journey, before returning to Lisbon to begin the long voyage home on 13 April 1586. They reached Nagasaki on 21 July 1590, amidst great rejoicing, more than eight years after their departure. During their travels in Europe they had audiences and less formal meetings with Philip II, king of Spain and Portugal, and with popes Gregory XIII and Sixtus V, and were received by many of the most important political, ecclesiastical and social figures in the places they visited. Until the arrival of the embassy in Europe, the Euro-Japanese encounter had been almost exclusively one way: Europeans going to Japan. The embassy was an integral part of Valignano's strategy for advancing the Jesuit mission in Japan. The boys chosen were intended to personify Jesuit success in Japan, raise awareness of Japan in Europe amongst the clerical and secular elites, and demonstrate conclusively that what the Jesuits had been writing about Japan since their arrival there in 1549 was not a fabrication. The embassy was further intended to impress upon the boys the glory, unity, stability and splendour of Christian Europe, so that they might report favourably about their experiences on their return, and counter what Valignano believed were the negative impressions of Europe left by Portuguese merchants and seamen in Japan. As part of this plan, a book consisting of thirty-four colloquia detailing the boys' travels was compiled and translated into Latin under Valignano's supervision. It was published in Macao in 1590 with the title De Missione Legatorvm Iaponensium ad Romanum curiam. Valignano anticipated that it would become a standard text in Jesuit seminaries in Japan. The present edition is the first complete version of this rich, complex and impressive work to appear in English, and is accompanied with maps and illustrations of the mission, and an introduction discussing its context and the subsequent reception of the book
James I and Japan by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by The Asiatic Society of Japan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
'The loudest lies' : knowledge of Japan in seventeenth-century England by Derek Massarella ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The early career of Richard Cocks (1566-1624), head of the English East India Company's factory in Japan (1613-1623) by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Japonian charters : the English and Dutch shuinjō by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Inquisitive and intelligent men by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of The history : the purchase and publication of Kaempfer's History of Japan by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of the Army 1647-1660 by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some reflections on identity formation in East Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Derek Massarella ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
マサレラ, デレク
Languages
English (42)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
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