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The Japanese mission to Europe, 1582-1590 : the journey of four samurai boys through Portugal, Spain and Italy

Author: Michael Cooper
Publisher: Folkestone : Global Oriental, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Following the pioneering work of Francis Xavier in establishing Christianity in Japan, his successor Alessandro Valignano, decided to send a legation to Europe representing the three Christian daimyo of Kyushu, southern Japan. It consisted of two Christian samurai boys who were chosen as legates, together with two teenage companions. They set sail from Nagasaki in February 1582 and were to be away for eight years."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, Michael, 1930-
Japanese mission to Europe, 1582-1590.
Folkestone : Global Oriental, ©2005
(OCoLC)607688470
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cooper
ISBN: 1901903389 9781901903386
OCLC Number: 62787247
Description: xix, 262 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The legation is planned --
Christianity in Japan --
Preparing the legation --
pt. 2. The journey to Europe --
Passage to India --
From India to Europe --
pt. 3. Through Portugal and Spain --
Portugal --
Spain and 'the most potent monarch' --
From Alcalá to Alicante --
pt. 4. Rome and the two Popes --
The road to Rome --
The papal audience --
The stay in Rome --
The new Pope --
pt. 5. Further travels in Europe --
Bologna and Ferrara --
Carnival of Venice --
From Padua to Genoa --
Spain and Portugal revisited --
pt. 6. The return to Japan --
The return journey --
Reception in Japan --
pt. 7. Summing up --
Assessment of the enterprise.
Other Titles: Journey of four samurai boys through Portugal, Spain and Italy
Responsibility: Michael Cooper.

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This is the first book-length study in English of the Japanese mission to Europe and provides important new insights into the work of the Jesuits in Japan and the nature of the legation's impact on  Read more...

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