Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1961. First Edition, Third Printing. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good/Fine. Light creasing to wraps. Light to moderate toning from age. Clean, unmarked, tight. No creases to spine. Illustrations in black and white. Appendices. Glossary. Index. 15.5 x 24.5 cm. 442 pp. Item #12831
A History of Japan: 1334-1615 describes the growth of a new feudal hierarchy, the ebb and flow of civil war, the rise and fall of great families, and the development amidst extreme political disorder of remarkable new features in institutional and economic life. This is the period of expanding relations with other parts of Asia and of the arrival of traders and missionaries from European countries—the first contact of Japan with the West. The volume ends with an account of the abortive invasion of Korea and the last outburst of the civil war that was terminated in 1615 by the victory of the first of the Tokugawa Shoguns, Ieyasu.
About the author
Sir George Sansom was a British diplomat and historian of pre-modern Japan. He authored several books, including Japan: A Short Cultural History, An Historical Grammar of Japanese, The Western World and Japan, and Japan in World History.