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The Resource Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan : The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855, by Gerald Groemer, (electronic resource)

Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan : The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855, by Gerald Groemer, (electronic resource)

Label
Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan : The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855
Title
Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan
Title remainder
The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855
Statement of responsibility
by Gerald Groemer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents a series of five portraits of Edo, the central region of urban space today known as Tokyo, from the great fire of 1657 to the devastating earthquake of 1855. This book endeavors to allow Edo, or at least some of the voices that constituted Edo, to do most of the speaking. These voices become audible in the work of five Japanese eye-witness observers, who notated what they saw, heard, felt, tasted, experienced, and remembered. “An Eastern Stirrup,” presents a vivid portrait of the great conflagration of 1657 that nearly wiped out the city. “Tales of Long Long Ago,” details seventeenth-century warrior-class ways as depicted by a particularly conservative samurai. “The River of Time,” describes the city and its flourishing cultural and economic development during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. “The Spider’s Reel” looks back at both the attainments and calamities of Edo in the 1780s. Finally, “Disaster Days,” offers a meticulous account of Edo life among the ruins of the catastrophic 1855 tremor. Read in sequence, these five pieces offer a unique “insider’s perspective” on the city of Edo and early modern Japan.--
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Groemer, Gerald
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • Japan-History
  • Oriental literature
  • Cities and towns-History
Label
Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan : The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855, by Gerald Groemer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-981-13-7376-3
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading the Edo Zuihitsu -- An Eastern Stirrup: The Great Fire of 1657 (Musashi abumi) -- Tales of Long, Long Ago: Recollections of Seventeenth-Century Edo (Mukashi-mukashi monogatari) -- The River of Time: Life in Eighteenth-century Edo (Asukagawa) -- The Spider’s Reel: Traces of the Tenmei Period (1781-1789) (Kumo no itomaki) -- Disaster Days: The Great Earthquake of 1855 (Nai no hinami)
Control code
978-981-13-7376-3
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIX, 372 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811373763
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
109 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103218371
Label
Portraits of Edo and Early Modern Japan : The Shogun’s Capital in Zuihitsu Writings, 1657–1855, by Gerald Groemer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.eui.eu/book/10.1007/978-981-13-7376-3
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Reading the Edo Zuihitsu -- An Eastern Stirrup: The Great Fire of 1657 (Musashi abumi) -- Tales of Long, Long Ago: Recollections of Seventeenth-Century Edo (Mukashi-mukashi monogatari) -- The River of Time: Life in Eighteenth-century Edo (Asukagawa) -- The Spider’s Reel: Traces of the Tenmei Period (1781-1789) (Kumo no itomaki) -- Disaster Days: The Great Earthquake of 1855 (Nai no hinami)
Control code
978-981-13-7376-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIX, 372 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811373763
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
109 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103218371

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