This highly readable book offers a rich narrative of Japan’s early modern – or Tokugawa – period (). Drawing on an extensive body of scholarship. EVERY time I have taught my course on the history of Japan’s early modern period, I have reluctantly Finally, Conrad Totman has answered the call of more. Early Modern Japan has 33 ratings and 2 reviews. Chelsea said: Whatever issues I may have with Totman – his unexamined use of words such as early modern.

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It then traces the complex pattern of political, cultural, and more fundamental environmental developments that brought Japan through the harsh decades of the eighteenth century into a period of renewed social and cultural dynamism in the s. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. The Period of Stasis I. Notes Includes bibliographical references p. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

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These online bookshops told us they have this item: These 6 locations in All: In earlier works, Conrad Totman examined environmental aspects of Japan’s early modern forest history; here he guides readers through the inner workings of lumber provision for urban construction, providing a wealth of detail on commercial and technological systems of provision while focusing on the convoluted commercial arrangements that moved timber from forest to city despite exceptionally severe environmental and financial obstacles.

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Subjects Lumber trade — Japan — History. Instead it supports the view of those who have noted the interdependent cconrad of political and economic elites and the long-term strengthening of rural sectors of society vis-a-vis urban sectors.

Early Modern Japan by Conrad D. Totman

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Its penetrating examination of the patterns of cooperation and conflict throughout the industry adds significantly to the scholarly corpus that eraly the stock image of Tokugawa rulers and merchants as social enemies. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Politics of Stasis, Struggling to Stand Still, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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