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by Frank Brinkley,Dairoku Kikuchi


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 I am a history teacher and this book has been more than adequate in helping me preparing for teaching according to the standards of California.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. I am a history teacher and this book has been more than adequate in helping me preparing for teaching according to the standards of California. That should make reading the book a lot more easier.

The first was from the book's original purpose as a broad (and thorough) overview of Japanese history up to the Meiji .

The first was from the book's original purpose as a broad (and thorough) overview of Japanese history up to the Meiji era. The second was as a document of its own time. A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era was originally published in 1912. The author, Frank Brinkley, was an upper class irishman who spent time in the military and in diplomatic service. As you might expect from someone from that class in the British Isles in the early twentieth century, Brinkley is generally positively predisposed towards imperialism.

I am a history teacher and this book has been more than adequate in helping me preparing for teaching according to the standards of California.

by F. (Frank) Brinkley (Author), Dairoku Kikuchi (Author). Once they move on to firmer ground, the story becomes more engrossing. Despite the excellent quality of this work, two weaknesses made the book less than completely satisfactory.

With the Collaboration of BARON KIKUCHI. The sudden rise of the Japanese nation from an insignificant position to a foremost rank in the comity of nations has startled the world

With the Collaboration of BARON KIKUCHI. Former President of the Imperial University at Kyoto. With 150 Illustrations Engraved on Wood by Japanese Artists; Half Tone Plates, and Maps. Dedicated by gracious permission to his majesty meiji tenno, the late emperor of japan. The sudden rise of the Japanese nation from an insignificant position to a foremost rank in the comity of nations has startled the world. Except in the case of very few who had studied us intimately, we were a people but little raised above barbarism trying to imitate Western civilisation without any capacity for really assimilating or adapting it. With 150 Illustrations Engraved on Wood by Japanese Artists; Half-Tone Plates, and Maps.

A history of the japanese people. Chapter IV. The ministers of state and the privy council. Chapter V. the judicature.

Brinkley Frank, Kikuchi Dairoku. Encyclopædia Britannica Company, 1915. 784 . uring the past three decades Japanese students have devoted much intelligent labour to collecting and collating the somewhat disjointed fragments of their country's history.

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A History of the Japanese People from the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era epub download

ISBN13: 978-1146594806

ISBN: 1146594801

Author: Frank Brinkley,Dairoku Kikuchi

Category: History

Subcategory: Asia

Language: English

Publisher: Nabu Press (March 5, 2010)

Pages: 674 pages

ePUB size: 1331 kb

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Rating: 4.4

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Karon
A History of the Japanese People is a comprehensive history of the Japanese Empire from its mythological beginnings up to the date of publication in 1912. Because the copyright has expired, it can be downloaded free, which is very convenient for anyone who wishes to learn more about the earliest Japanese history. Naturally, this book cannot cover more recent events, including World War II and after, but the lack is more than made up for by the authors' exhaustive coverage of Ancient, Medieval, and early modern Japan.
The first chapters do drag a bit as the authors describe the mythological history of prehistoric Japan. The myths and legends are rather disordered and the names of the gods are confusing and repetitive. Once they move on to firmer ground, the story becomes more engrossing.
Despite the excellent quality of this work, two weaknesses made the book less than completely satisfactory. First, the kindle edition does not include the illustrations or the maps. I could do without the illustrations, but at least one map of the Japanese islands would have enabled me to follow the events better, especially the military campaigns. The second weakness is that in a comprehensive history such as this, there are many unfamiliar (to the Western reader) names and terms and it is sometimes difficult to remember them all. A glossary would have been helpful. Despite these weaknesses, I highly recommend this book.
I might add, not as part of the review, in light of later events in Japanese history, it is a bit chilling to read the authors defense of Japanese aggressions in Manchuria and Korea, especially when they suggest that the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 was for the benefit of the Korean people. I think few Koreans would agree with that sentiment.
Karon
A History of the Japanese People is a comprehensive history of the Japanese Empire from its mythological beginnings up to the date of publication in 1912. Because the copyright has expired, it can be downloaded free, which is very convenient for anyone who wishes to learn more about the earliest Japanese history. Naturally, this book cannot cover more recent events, including World War II and after, but the lack is more than made up for by the authors' exhaustive coverage of Ancient, Medieval, and early modern Japan.
The first chapters do drag a bit as the authors describe the mythological history of prehistoric Japan. The myths and legends are rather disordered and the names of the gods are confusing and repetitive. Once they move on to firmer ground, the story becomes more engrossing.
Despite the excellent quality of this work, two weaknesses made the book less than completely satisfactory. First, the kindle edition does not include the illustrations or the maps. I could do without the illustrations, but at least one map of the Japanese islands would have enabled me to follow the events better, especially the military campaigns. The second weakness is that in a comprehensive history such as this, there are many unfamiliar (to the Western reader) names and terms and it is sometimes difficult to remember them all. A glossary would have been helpful. Despite these weaknesses, I highly recommend this book.
I might add, not as part of the review, in light of later events in Japanese history, it is a bit chilling to read the authors defense of Japanese aggressions in Manchuria and Korea, especially when they suggest that the Japanese annexation of Korea in 1910 was for the benefit of the Korean people. I think few Koreans would agree with that sentiment.
nadness
This is a super detailed walk through Japanese history. It's a bit dry so you have to psych yourself up to keep going, but the information it contains is fantastically interesting. I'm glad I chose it as my first Japanese history book to read because it lays a solid foundation from which to start learning about specific time segments or topics. The only reason it's not five stars is because of the dryness - otherwise I gladly recommend it for someone series about learning the history.
nadness
This is a super detailed walk through Japanese history. It's a bit dry so you have to psych yourself up to keep going, but the information it contains is fantastically interesting. I'm glad I chose it as my first Japanese history book to read because it lays a solid foundation from which to start learning about specific time segments or topics. The only reason it's not five stars is because of the dryness - otherwise I gladly recommend it for someone series about learning the history.
Hulis
There is so much pre-history, i.e. the gods, etc. associated with very early, early Japan. Several chapter in, I was totally confused by the names, nicknames, etc. Finally, I put the book down and probably won't finish. This book might be okay for a class--be prepared to take many notes in order to keep all the people straight in your head.
Hulis
There is so much pre-history, i.e. the gods, etc. associated with very early, early Japan. Several chapter in, I was totally confused by the names, nicknames, etc. Finally, I put the book down and probably won't finish. This book might be okay for a class--be prepared to take many notes in order to keep all the people straight in your head.
Jum
Excellent History, but the printing is so bad I cannot read this book. The ink flows outside the letters. I recommend another company that is honest in making a readable print copy.
Jum
Excellent History, but the printing is so bad I cannot read this book. The ink flows outside the letters. I recommend another company that is honest in making a readable print copy.
Whatever
I am a history teacher and this book has been more than adequate in helping me preparing for teaching according to the standards of California. This book is very comprehensive so you should search your Kindle for key words like, Prince Shotoku, Daika Reforms, and Sengoku Jidai. That should make reading the book a lot more easier. The vocabulary can be extravagant at some parts but if your reading it on the Kindle you can easily scroll down to the word and find the definition, but if your reading the actually paper back you better have a dictionary close by and good luck! You cannot beat the price of free for a comprehensive scholarly source of Japanese History. Enjoy!
Whatever
I am a history teacher and this book has been more than adequate in helping me preparing for teaching according to the standards of California. This book is very comprehensive so you should search your Kindle for key words like, Prince Shotoku, Daika Reforms, and Sengoku Jidai. That should make reading the book a lot more easier. The vocabulary can be extravagant at some parts but if your reading it on the Kindle you can easily scroll down to the word and find the definition, but if your reading the actually paper back you better have a dictionary close by and good luck! You cannot beat the price of free for a comprehensive scholarly source of Japanese History. Enjoy!
Zyangup
This lengthy tome provides a good resource to discover the rich history of this nation. A broad brush to cover so many centuries of this nation yet enough detail to entice more information for those who wish to understand more.
Zyangup
This lengthy tome provides a good resource to discover the rich history of this nation. A broad brush to cover so many centuries of this nation yet enough detail to entice more information for those who wish to understand more.
Mave
Even without pictures the book is very interesting. Got it after watching Shogun on TV mini-series. Wanted to know more about the Japanese history and the Shoguns. It starts with a rather interesting story of how the world began. The fact that much of the history was passed down through memory and compiled in numerous books in quite interesting. I recommend the book.
Mave
Even without pictures the book is very interesting. Got it after watching Shogun on TV mini-series. Wanted to know more about the Japanese history and the Shoguns. It starts with a rather interesting story of how the world began. The fact that much of the history was passed down through memory and compiled in numerous books in quite interesting. I recommend the book.
A little long at first it very fascinating to read for free
A little long at first it very fascinating to read for free