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The last shogun : the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu

Author: Ryōtarō Shiba; Juliet Winters Carpenter
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoshinobu, a seventeen-year-old boy emperor, was brought back from the secluded Imperial Palace in Kyoto, and "during a year of frenetic activity, he overhauled the military systems, reorganized the civil administration, promoted industrial development, and expanded foreign intercourse," and then capitulated to assure a peaceful transfer of sovereignty when the shogunal armies were defeated.--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shiba, Ryōtarō, 1923-1996.
Last shogun.
New York : Kodansha International, 1998
(OCoLC)617241498
Named Person: Yoshinobu Tokugawa; Yoshinobu Tokugawa; Yoshinobu Tokugawa
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryōtarō Shiba; Juliet Winters Carpenter
ISBN: 1568362463 9781568362465 156836217X 9781568362175
OCLC Number: 37782938
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: xxxi, 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Saigo no shōgun.
Responsibility: Ryōtarō Shiba ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

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This text examines the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th successor to the Tokugawa shogunate. Yoshinobu overhauled the military systems, reorganized the civil administration, promoted industrial  Read more...

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