Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan (BOK)

Giles Milton

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In 1611 an astonishing letter arrived at the the East India Trading Company in London after a tortuous seven-year journey. Englishman William Adams was one of only twenty-four survivors of a fleet of ships bound for Asia, and he had washed up in the forbidden land of Japan. The traders were even more amazed to learn that, rather than be horrified by this strange country, Adams had fallen in love with the barbaric splendour of Japan - and decided to settle. He had forged a close friendship with the ruthless Shogun, taken a Japanese wife and sired a new, mixed-race family. Adams' letter fired up the London merchants to plan a new expedition to the Far East, with designs to trade with the Japanese and use Adams' contacts there to forge new commercial links. SAMURAI WILLIAM brilliantly illuminates a world whose horizons were rapidly expanding eastwards.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Giles Milton
Forlag
HODDER & STOUGHTON
ISBN 9780340794685
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 15cm x 2,8cm x 19,7cm
Vekt 300 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Asian history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Diplomacy