Japan before Perry : A Short History, 25th Anniversary Edition, Paperback / softback Book

Japan before Perry : A Short History, 25th Anniversary Edition Paperback / softback


By 1853 Japan had been transformed from a sparsely populated land of nonliterate tribal peoples into an elaborately structured commercial society sustaining massive cities and a varied array of sophisticated cultural production.

In this authoritative survey, Conrad Totman examines the origins of Japanese civilization and explores in detail the classical, medieval, and early-modern epochs, weaving interpretations of the major themes in Japan's cultural and political development into a rich historical narrative.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780520254077



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