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  • Volume 2: Early Modern Japan in Asia and the World, c. 1580–1877
  • Edited by David L. Howell, Harvard University, Massachusetts
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Expected online publication date: January 2024
  • Print publication year: 2023
  • Online ISBN: 9781108283748
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This major new reference work presents an accessible and innovative survey of the latest developments in the study of early modern Japan. The period from about 1580 to 1877 saw the reunification of Japan after a long period of civil war, followed by two and a half centuries of peace and stability under the Tokugawa shogunate, and closing with the Meiji Restoration of 1868, which laid the foundation for a modern nation-state. With essays from leading international scholars, this volume emphasizes Japan's place in global history and pays close attention to gender and environmental history. It introduces readers to recent scholarship in fields including social history, the history of science and technology, intellectual history, and book history. Drawing on original research, each chapter situates its primary source material and novel arguments in the context of close engagement with secondary scholarship in a range of languages. The volume underlines the importance of Japan in the global early modern world.


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