State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japan: Asia in the Development of the Tokugawa Bakufu (Hardback)Ronald P. Toby (author)
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Ronald P. Toby argues that this isolationism was by no means so complete as traditionally supposed. He demonstrates that the Tokugawa shoguns conducted a foreign policy that established the shogunate's legitimacy, preserved Japan's security in an unstable environment, and buttressed her ideological pretensions to centrality in an East Asian order independent of the Chinese world order" more familiar to historians.
Originally published in 1984.
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 567 g
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