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The last shogun

the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu

by Shiba, RyoМ„taroМ„

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Kodansha International in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tokugawa, Yoshinobu, 1837-1913 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRyōtarō Shiba ; translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.
    ContributionsCarpenter, Juliet Winters.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL861.H48 S213 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi, 255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL691623M
    ISBN 101568362463
    LC Control Number97038774

    Shogunate, also called bakufu (‘tent government’), is the name of the government of the shogun, or hereditary military dictator, of Japan from to The first shogunate was formed by Minamoto Yoritomo, a samurai leader, and the last was formed by Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Read more about shogunates here.   About The Last Shogun. In Ryotaro Shiba’s account of the life of Japan’s last shogun, Perry’s arrival off the coast of Japan was merely the spark that ignited the cataclysm in store for the Japanese people and their governments. It came to its real climax with the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in , the event which forms the.

    Synopsis This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his /5(K). Dear Forum, Last year, as fuel for my book Research I read Ryotaro' Shiba's Last Shogun. Although it is a work of fiction, not only the publishers but the writer of the preface of the English translation insist that it practically borders on a work of history.

    "The Last Shogun" was a book I had as required reading for a "Modern Japan" history class. I read all of it (not just skimming), and it was a really interesting! The book is historically accurate, but reads just like a novel or historical fiction. The details included make it seem like the reader personally knows the subject/5(11). The Boshin war had begun, and by the end of the next year, it would have claimed more than three and a half thousand lives. Yoshinobu of the ancient house of Tokugawa was the last to .


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