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Japan before Perry : a short history

Author: Conrad D Totman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad D Totman
ISBN: 0520041321 9780520041325 0520041348 9780520041349
OCLC Number: 6277572
Description: xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
The beginnings --
Prehistoric cultures --
The Yamato age --
Classical Japan: an age of aristocratic bureaucracy --
The origins of aristocratic bureaucracy --
Evolution of the political order, A.D. 700-1100 --
Higher culture --
Aristocratic Buddhism --
Arts and letters --
The larger society --
The waning of an age --
Medieval Japan: an age of political fluidity --
The emergence of bushi rule --
Evolution of the political order, A.D. 1250-1500 --
Higher culture --
The bushi ethos --
Religious thought and action --
Arts and letters: a new aesthetic unity --
Social change: the early phase of metamorphosis --
Economic trends --
Military trends --
Trends in gross productivity and population --
The legacy of an age --
Early-modern Japan: an age of integral bureaucracy --
The forging of integral bureaucracy --
Emergence of the new structure --
The chronology of pacification --
Evolution of the political order, A.D. 1615-1850 --
Elaboration of the policy --
Articulation of an ideology of rule --
Stresses in the polity --
Higher culture --
Bushi culture --
Chonin culture --
The spread of literacy and learning --
The pattern of early-modern thought --
Social change: toward completion of a metamorphosis --
Urbanization --
Commercialization --
Rural change --
The decay of an age --
Rural disorder --
New directions in arts and letters --
New trends in political thought --
Growth and regulation --
The environmental legacy --
Early-modern growth --
Early-modern regulation.
Responsibility: Conrad Totman.
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