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The Cambridge History of Japan 6 Volume Set : Cambridge History of Japan - John Whitney Hall

The Cambridge History of Japan 6 Volume Set

Cambridge History of Japan

By: John Whitney Hall (Editor), Marius B. Jansen (Editor), Madoka Kanai (Editor), Denis Twitchett (Editor)

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Published: 29th November 1999
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The Cambridge History of Japan is the first major collaborative synthesis to present the current state of knowledge of Japanese history for the English-reading world. The series draws on the expertise and research of leading Japanese specialists as well as the foremost Western historians of Japan. From prehistory to the present day, the series encompasses the events and developments in Japanese polity, economy, culture, religion and foreign affairs. In the distinguished tradition of Cambridge histories, the completed series provides an indispensable reference tool for all students and scholars of Japan and the Far East.

'All teachers, students, and researchers into Japan's past should be grateful that there is now an authoritative source describing the entirety of Japanese political and cultural history in greater detail that ever before.' Monumenta Nipponica ..."the book contains much valuable information..." Journal of Japanese Studies "This volume will remain the standard reference in English for nineteenth century Japanese history for decades to come." Journal of Asian and African Studies "This work is more of what we have come to expect from Cambridge: a rock-solid summary of scholarship in the field by distinguished senior historians." Bob Tadashi "The over seven-hundred pades of the text provides a wealth of information...This volume remains an indispensible resource for all students of Heian Japan." American Historial Review Dec 2001 ..."a tour de force that at once represents the culmination of several generations of scholarship and heralds the advent of a new level of sophistication in the study of Japan's early modern history." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "Historians and other scholars of the Heian period will certainly want to add it to their shelves, but I warmly recommend it as a high-level introduction to theperiod for non-Japanese specialists as well." Karl Friday Jrnl of Japanese Studies "Every chapter in this outstanding volume sets a high standard to challenge present and future historians who, armed with fresh methodologies, may seek to provide their own complete record of Japan's modern history." Journal of Interdisciplinary History ..."these essays, individually and collectively, are a major contribution to the fields of Japanese studies and Japanese history. The 51 pages of works cited alone are an important contribution; they represent a basic bibliography of 20th-century Japanese history." Choice "The editor is to be congratulated on having made available in English essays on a wide spectrum of important aspects of Japan's ancient past. Students of Japanese history and culture will find much to learn from these most informative essays, which represent the latest western and Japanese scholarship." Canadian Journal of History ..."a project that bears the marks of careful planning and organization by experienced editors who are themselves distinguished historians of Japan....Clearly written and free of jargon, all essays contain topical subheadings that are helpfully placed at the top of the pages as well as within the texts." E. Patricia Tsurumi, Canadian Journal of History ..."provide both the non-specialist and specialist with a coherent survey of major events of the nineteenth century....Volume 5 of the Cambridge History may be read both as a summation of existing English-language historiography on nineteenth-century Japan and as implicitly setting an agenda for the next stage of research." Kate Wildman Nakai, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "In the final analysis, Ancient Japan has opened up the early history of the archipelago in unprecedented fashion, and we now have a stable base from which to launch further research. For that, the editor, the contributors, the translators, and the staff of the Cambridge University Press who worked to make this book plausible deserve our hearty thanks." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "This is an important and useful contribution to the generalizing literature on early Japan...a solid, well-executed reference volume on Japanese history from earliest times to the late eighth century. Specialists in Japanese history or scholars of any field of study who focus on the ancient period will certainly want to add it to their shelves, but I warmly recommend it as a high-level introduction to the period for non-Japan specialists, as well." Karl F. Friday, JESHO "Essays by six American and six Japanese specialists provide readers with significant new perspectives and detailed information on political and economic institutions, foreign relations, and cultural developments...will be required reading for anyone wishing to take the measure of medieval Japanese historiography in English." Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History ."..the book contains much valuable information..." Journal of Japanese Studies ."..a tour de force that at once represents the culmination of several generations of scholarship and heralds the advent of a new level of sophistication in the study of Japan's early modern history." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies ."..a project that bears the marks of careful planning and organization by experienced editors who are themselves distinguished historians of Japan....Clearly written and free of jargon, all essays contain topical subheadings that are helpfully placed at the top of the pages as well as within the texts." E. Patricia Tsurumi, Canadian Journal of History

Domestic Politics
External Relations
Economic Development
Social and Intellectual Change
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ISBN: 9780521657280
ISBN-10: 0521657288
Series: Cambridge History of Japan
Audience: Professional
Format: Multi-Copy Pack
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 4740
Published: 29th November 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 32.5 x 23.5  x 12.7
Weight (kg): 7.93