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The age of the shoguns (1600-1868)

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Summary:This was the age of the Tokugawa family, the era of Edo, a period of over two-and-a-half centuries during which Japan was hermetically sealed off from the rest of the world and only a few Dutch and Chinese-constantly watched and treated like pariahs-were allowed to live on Japanese soil and to trade with the Japanese. This program treats the history of Japan during this period: the established classes of daimyo, samurai, farmer, and merchant; the political organization of the shogunate; the growth of the merchant class and the development of Kabuki; the delineation of Japanese sensibilities and the meaning of seppuku. Originally produced in 1985 for the French series: Japon, le rêve et l'histoire. English version produced in 1989.
Creator:Antoine, Jean
Contributor:Lanchester, Robert
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Société nationale de télévision en couleur "Antenne 2."
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Continent:Asia
Geographical subject – Country:Japan
Topical subjects:Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1600-1868
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1600-1868
Genre:Historical television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Credits:A co-production of Antenne 2 ... [et al.] ; written and directed by Jean Antoine ; narrator, Robert Lanchester.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Japan
Collection:Films@UM
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