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The coming of the barbarians (1540-1650)

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Summary:In 1540, Portuguese navigators and Jesuit priests landed in a Japan of shoguns and samurai, where the arts of warfare had been refined to hitherto unknown heights of cruelty. Although Westernisms quickly became the rage in Japan, the Japanese soon recognized the long arm of colonialism. Christian priests and converts were persecuted and martyred and, in 1650, Japan shut tight its doors to the outside. 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."
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 -- To 1600
Japan -- Foreign relations -- To 1600
Japan -- Civilization -- To 1600
Japan -- Civilization -- To 1600
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:Religion
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Japan
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