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Description - Mitford's Japan by A.B. Mitford

As the preface to this new edition points out, Mitford (Algernon Bertram, the first Lord Redesdale) was a gifted writer whose descriptions of Japan, during the critical time of transition from a feudal to a modern state in the late nineteenth century, are a testimony to his narrative skills, accuracy and objective reporting - qualities which are sometimes overshadowed by the higher profile given to his contemporary Ernest Satow. Accordingly, this new paperback edition, which makes the Mitford memoirs available to a much wider audience, includes a wide selection of extracts from Mitford's bestselling Tales of Old Japan (1871) - what Mitford, according to Carmen Blacker, perceived as the essence of the Japanese spirit: 'heroic, ruthless, devotedly loyal, bloody and chivalrous'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903350072
ISBN-10: 1903350077
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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