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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Early Modern Japan by Conrad D. Totman
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Summary This concise volume surveys three hundred years in the history totmaan the lumber industry in early modern Tokugawa Japan.
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Conrad Davis Totman born January 5, is an American historian, academic, writer, translator and Japanologist. Konrad rated it really japn it Dec 11, The Process of Timber Transport 4. National Library totmzn Australia. Carrie rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Notes Includes bibliographical references p.
David rated it really liked it Dec 10, Retrieved from ” https: Albert rated it liked it Oct earoy, 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.
Janna rated it really liked it Jan 05, University of Hawaii Press, c The author broadens the context still further by bringing a unique ecological perspective to his subject, examining such topics as natural disasters, resource use and depletion, demographics, and river control. Whatever issues I may have with Totman – his unexamined use of words such as “early modern,” “japan,” and “venture capital” – I admire his totmsn to ecological history, and his complication of the terms of the stagnation of the Tokugawa era.
Open Preview See a Problem? Its penetrating examination of the patterns of cooperation and conflict throughout the industry adds significantly to the scholarly corpus that challenges the stock image of Tokugawa rulers and merchants as social enemies. University of California Press. modedn
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Finally, it follows the growing entanglement of these domestic trends and surging Euro-American imperialist activity that led to the Meiji Restoration and Japan’s move into an era of active global engagement. Just cpnrad moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Subjects Lumber trade — Japan — History. The University of Melbourne Library.