Giving up the gun : Japan's reversion to the sword, 1543-1879

by Noel Perrin

Paperback, 1979

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Available

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Boulder : [New York] : Shambhala ; distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1980, c1979.

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LibraryThing member Smiley
Thoughtful, lucid essay on a little known episode in Japanese history.
LibraryThing member BruceCoulson
Of all the warrior cultures in history, only Japan's noble (Samurai) class had the foresight to realize what the introduction of firearms would ultimately mean to them. This is the story of holding back the tide of progress; of Japan's ruling class's effort to maintain their rule and foregoing a temporary advantage that would ( and did) mean their end.… (more)

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