Produse noi in categoria Istorie - Ultimele aparitii. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:05:18 +0300 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:05:18 +0300 Copyright 2017 30 ro Iga and Koka Ninja Skills: The Secret Shinobi Scrolls of Chikamatsu Shigenori https:/ ****

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The secret manuals of the oral tradition of the Iga and Koka Ninja, feared and respected across Japan for centuries. Through patient and scholarly detective work, Antony Cummins and the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team have unearthed a Shinobi treasure. The 18th-century military historian Chikamatsu recorded the oral traditions of the Ninja and passed on those skills in lectures he gave at his Renpeido school of war in Owari domain during the early 1700s. Chikamatsu wrote specifically about ...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:02:41 +0200 https:/
The Samurai: Swords, Shoguns and Seppuku https:/ Ben Hubbard

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A complete, popular and accessible account of the Japanese samurai - from warlords and women warriors, to famous battles and ritual suicide.]]>
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:43:04 +0200 https:/
Samurai Revolution: The Dawn of Modern Japan Seen Through the Eyes of the Shogun's Last Samurai (Hardcover) https:/ Romulus Hillsborough

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Japan's dramatic rise from a political backwater to a great power; an inside look at the men and their times that shaped a nation. "Samurai Revolution" tells the fascinating story of Japan's transformation from a backward country of feudal lords and samurai under the control of the shogun into a modern industrialized nation under the unifying rule of the Emperor. Japan's modern revolution spanned the third-quarter of the nineteenth century; knowledge of this history is ...]]>
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:09:03 +0200 https:/
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World https:/ John W Dower

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Historian John W. Dower's celebrated investigations into modern Japanese history, World War II, and U.S.-Japanese relations have earned him critical accolades and numerous honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize. Now Dower returns to the major themes of his groundbreaking work, examining American and Japanese perceptions of key moments in their shared history. Both provocative and probing, "Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering" ...]]>
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:05:42 +0200 https:/
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan (Hardcover) https:/ Richard J Samuels

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On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake to have hit Japan in recorded history, it produced a devastating tsunami with waves reaching heights of over 130 feet that in turn caused an unprecedented multireactor meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This triple catastrophe claimed almost 20,000 lives, destroyed whole towns, and will ultimately cost ...]]>
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:05:04 +0200 https:/
Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual (Hardcover) https:/ Stephen Turnbull

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So you think you d like to be a samurai? It \'s 1615 and the samurai, Japan \'s elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers. Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor \'s last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond. This handy manual tells you everything you need to know about maintaining the honor of the samurai class both on and off the battlefield. How to ...]]>
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:37:34 +0300 https:/
In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians (Hardcover) https:/ John Dougill

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From the time the first Christian missionary arrived in Japan in 1549 to when a nationwide ban was issued in 1614, over 300,000 Japanese were converted to Christianity. A vicious campaign of persecution forced the faithful to go underground. For seven generations, Hidden Christians--or Kirishitan--preserved a faith that was strictly forbidden on pain of death. Illiterate peasants handed down the Catholicism that had been taught to their ancestors despite having no Bible or contact with ...]]>
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:12:53 +0300 https:/
A War It Was Always Going to Lose: Why Japan Attacked America in 1941 https:/ Jeffrey Record

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Jeffrey Record has specialized in investigating the causes of war. In The Specter of Munich: Reconsidering the Lessons of Appeasing Hitler (Potomac Books, Inc., 2006), he contended that Hitler could not have been deterred from going to war by any action the Allies could plausibly have taken. In Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win (Potomac Books, Inc., 2007), Record reviewed eleven insurgencies and evaluated the reasons for their success or failure, including the insurgents’ ...]]>
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 17:53:37 +0200 https:/
Toyotomi Hideyoshi https:/ Stephen Turnbull

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Arguably the greatest military commander in the history of the samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose from the ranks of the peasantry to rule over all Japan. A student of the great unifier Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshi would later avenge the murder of his master at the battle of Yamazaki.After consolidating his position, Hideyoshi went on the offensive, conquering the southern island of Kyushu in 1587 and defeating the Hojo in 1590. By 1591, he had accomplished the reunification of Japan. This ...]]>
Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:01:49 +0300 https:/
The Bomb https:/ Howard Zinn

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Occasioned by the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Zinn's final work (completed just before his death in January 2010), combines a discussion of the horrors of atomic warfare with a glimpse at the carnage in Royan, which included the deaths of over 1,000 civilians in one of the first uses of napalm. . . . Zinn's call to reject disproportionate violence in war remains unalloyed and relevant to today's conflicts.Howard Zinn served as an air force bombardier in ...]]>
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:00:59 +0300 https:/
Yoshiwara: Geishas, Courtesans, and the Pleasure Quarters of Old Tokyo https:/ Stephen Longstreet

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For centuries, Yoshiwara was the famed pleasure center of Tokyo. An erotic world unmatched by the West was created by beautiful courtesans, geishas, dancers, actors and artists. To this "floating world" came the hedonists and the sensual pleasure hunters of old Japan. A hotbed of art and creativity, it also saw the enslavement of countless women, sold or driven into the sex trade. Yoshiwara traces the rise and fall of this city within a city, a sanctioned preserve of teahouses and brothels that ...]]>
Thu, 03 Sep 2009 23:47:24 +0300 https:/
Japanese Mythology and the Primeval World: A Comparative Symbolic Approach https:/ Peter Metevelis

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The Japanese have faithfully preserved their ancient myths as a connected and well ordered system. And as a system, Japanese myths say much about the human condition in the cosmos and about the human place in the cosmic order. Not until now has a book-length, English-language study been released on Japanese mythology. Drawing on his meticulous research, Asianist Peter Metevelis presents this selection of analytic essays that form a mosaic of themes on the primordial world of Japanese myth, ...]]>
Sat, 22 Aug 2009 10:53:56 +0300 https:/
Japan: A Modern History: College Edition https:/ James L McClain

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McClain takes a multifaceted, nuanced look at Japan's last four centuries. A professor of history at Brown University, McClain begins with the investiture of Tokugawa Ieyasu as shogun in 1603, then leads the reader from daimyo castles of the 17th and 18th centuries to the filthy barracks of mine workers in the 19th century, to the refined, "cultured houses" of the emerging urban middle class in the 20th century. Equally adept at describing religious and intellectual currents, economic ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
Japan: Its History and Culture https:/ W Scott Morton

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Once a star of postwar industrial production and methods, Japan has encountered serious trouble with market forces in recent years. Social changes and departures from tradition are becoming more common in this conservative country. The revised edition of the popular work, Japan: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, documents and explains these changes. Seamlessly blending current events, politics, and cultural elements, the authors provide a riveting account of a nation often misunderstood ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
The Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan https:/ Helen C McCullough

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This celebrated literary classic has delighted many generations, in Japan and all over the world. In its pages, the curious reader will find a vivid contemporary description of the 14th century intrigues and battles that led to the destruction of the Hojo family, the military overlords of the Japanese nation, and made it possible for the Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), one of Japan's most remarkable sovereigns, to reassert the power of the throne. Go-Daigo's first hesitant attempts to overthrow ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan https:/ William E Deal

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Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan spans the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868. The medieval and early modern eras in Japan were largely shaped by the rise of the warrior class. After 1603, with the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, Japanese culture changed dramatically, but as cities grew and merchants thrived, the warrior class became less dominant. By the end of the Edo period, Japan's insular feudal society ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
Fighting Ships of the Far East (1): China and Southeast Asia 202 BC - AD 1419 https:/ Stephen Turnbull

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Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years of the Ming dynasty. The epic battle of Lake Poyang in in 1363, won by the man who was to become the first Ming Emperor, is also detailed. The ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
Japanese Warrior Monks A.D. 949-1603 https:/ Stephen Turnbull

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From the 10th to the mid-17th century, religious organisations played an important part in the social, political and military life in Japan. Known as sohei (\'monk warriors\') or yamabushi (\'mountain warriors\'), the warrior monks were anything but peaceful and meditative, and were a formidable enemy, armed with their distinctive, long-bladed naginata. The fortified cathedrals of the Ikko-ikki rivalled Samurai castles, and withstood long sieges. This title follows the daily life, training, ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
Shinsengumi: The Shogun's Last Samurai Corps https:/ Romulus Hillsborough

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The Tokugawa Shogunate, a group of military governors who ruled Japan until the late 1800's, stayed in power for more than two centuries. Their fall was one of the most important events in Asian history. Also known as the Meiji Restoration, the shogun's ouster began as a reaction against their willingness to "collaborate" with the West. The samurai took the shogun's position as a sign of weakness. The samurai plotted to overthrow the shogun. Murder, assassination, and intimidation soon ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/
The Making of Modern Japan https:/ Marius Jansen

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An elegant, lucid, and magisterial book. A distillation of more than fifty years' engagement with Japan and its history, it presents the sweeping vision of our leading interpreter of the modern Japanese experience over the past half-millennium. Marius Jansen has integrated his own scholarship and that of many others in a lively account that has great potential as a text for survey courses in modern Japanese history; professionals in the field will benefit from its integrity and interpretive ...]]>
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0200 https:/