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Samurai assassins : "dark murder" and the Meiji Restoration, 1853-1868

Author: Romulus Hillsborough
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assassination--in Japanese, ansatsu or "dark murder"--was instrumental in the samurai-led revolution known as the Meiji Restoration, by which the shogun's military government was overthrown and the Imperial monarchy restored in 1868. This first-ever account in English of the assassins who drove the revolution details one of the most volatile periods in Japanese history"--
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Hillsborough, Romulus.
Samurai assassins.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
(DLC) 2017006321
(OCoLC)963914398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Romulus Hillsborough
ISBN: 9781476628004 1476628009
OCLC Number: 978295139
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Note on Dates, Names, Romanization and Pronunciation; Map of Japan ; Map of Kyoto ; Preface ; Introduction ; Part I: The Assassination of Ii Naosuké and the Beginning of the End of the Tokugawa Bakufu; 1. The Background of the Assassination of Ii Naosuké; 2. The Conspiracy to Assassinate Ii Naosuké; 3. The Assassination of Ii Naosuké; Part II: The Rise and Fall of Takéchi Hanpeita and the Tosa Loyalist Party; 4. The Gap 5. Takéchi Hanpeita and His Tosa Loyalist Party 6. The Assassination of Yoshida Tōyō; 7. "Divine Punishment" ; 8. Lord Yōdō's Comeback; 9. The Assassination of Anégakōji Kintomo; 10. Lord Yōdō's Crackdown; 11. In Prison (1); 12. The Failed Rebellions of Chōshū and Mito; 13. In Prison (2); 14. The Stoicism of a Samurai: Takéchi Hanpeita's Death ; Part III: The Assassination of Sakamoto Ryōma; 15. Ryoma's Greatest Achievements 16. The Motives 17. Unsolved Mystery-To a Certain Extent; 18. The Assassins ; 19. The Attack ; 20. The Aftermath ; 21. Civil War ; 22. "The Man Who Killed Sakamoto Ryōma"; Epilogue: The Second Existential Crisis of the Samurai Class ; Glossary ; Era Names and Dates ; Chapter Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Romulus Hillsborough.

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