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GIVING UP THE GUN: JAPAN'S REVERSION TO THE SWORD, 1543-1879

By: Perrin, Noel

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher In: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000048448

ISBN: 0879237732

Condition: Like New


Was there ever a time when a civilization, technically sophisticated, and i n full possession of its senses, reverted to an earlier, less advanced tech nology? You bet: Japan, 1543-1879. During this period Japan effectively pro hibited all production of firearms and gunpowder, and isolated itself from the rest of the world with a blockade that remained successful until Commod ore Perry's celebrated "opening of Japan" in 1854. An altogether fascinatin g book - because Perrin is a consistently good storyteller, because even hi s footnotes are a delight to read, and because this is a stor... View more info