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  • Japan to 1600
    Japan to 1600 (English, Paperback) William Wayne Farris

    Traces Japanese historical development from the first evidence of human habitation in the archipelago to the consolidation of political power under the Tokugawa shogunate at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This book views its subject from the perspective of developments that impacted all social classes rather than the privileged few.

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  • Japan to 1600
    Japan to 1600 (English, Hardback) William Wayne Farris

    Traces Japanese historical development from the first evidence of human habitation in the archipelago to the consolidation of political power under the Tokugawa shogunate at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This book views its subject from the perspective of developments that impacted all social classes rather than the privileged few.

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  • Sacred Texts and Buried Treasure
    Sacred Texts and Buried Treasure (English, Paperback) William Wayne Farris

    Offering an insight into early Japanese history (AD 100-800), this text examines: Yamatai, the lost realm of the third-century Queen Himiko; Japan-Korea relations 350-700; the creation of capital cities 645-800; and the appropriation of Chinese-style governing arrangements during the same era.

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  • Heavenly Warriors
    Heavenly Warriors (English, Paperback) William Wayne Farris

    This work details the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization and tactics from Japan's early conflicts with Korea, up to the system of the samurai. It should be of interest to both students of military history and Japanese political history.

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  • Population, Disease and Land in Early Japan, 645-900
    Population, Disease and Land in Early Japan, 645-900 (English, Hardback) William Wayne Farris

    W. Wayne Farris has developed the first systematic analysis of early Japanese population, the role of disease in economic development, and the impact of agricultural technology and practices. In doing so, he reinterprets the nature of "ritsury " institutions.

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  • Heavenly Warriors (English, Hardback) William Wayne Farris

    A study of the origins and development of Japan's warrior class which traces the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization and tactics from Japan's early conflicts with Korea to the full-blown system of the samurai.

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  • Japan's Medieval Population
    Japan's Medieval Population (English, Paperback) William Wayne Farris

    This volume charts a course through never-before-surveyed historical territory: Japan's medieval population, a topic so challenging that neither Japanese nor foreign scholars have investigated it in a comprehensive way. And yet, demography is an invaluable approach to the past because it provides a way?often the only way?to study the mass of people who did not belong to the political or religious...

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  • Population, Disease and Land in Early Japan, 645-900 (English, Hardback) William Wayne Farris

    From tax and household registers, law codes, and other primary sources, as well as recent Japanese sources, William Wayne Farris has developed the first systematic, scientific analysis of early Japanese population, including the role of disease in economic development. This work provides a comprehensive study of land clearance, agricultural technology, and rural settlement. The function and nature...

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