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modern history of Japan

W. G. (William G.) Beasley

modern history of Japan

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Japan -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 333-339.

      Statement[by] W. G. Beasley.
      SeriesThe Weidenfeld & Nicolson Asia-Africa series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS881 .B4 1973
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 358 p.
      Number of Pages358
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5083696M
      ISBN 100297766031, 029776604X
      LC Control Number74154796

      Over two-thirds of the total land surface is made up of steep mountain districts. Moving effortlessly from grand political trends to domestic details, this fills in the blanks between the opening of Japan and World War II that many other histories skim over. The cherry blossoms are just an excuse to get to know the Japanese, but I enjoyed the scenes of raucous hanami parties. Several vases 6th and 5th centuries BC bear images of volumina. This form was so effective that it is still the standard book form, over years after its appearance. I had two specific reactions: 1 I found it difficult to compartmentalize political developments, particularly in the postwar era.

      The cherry blossoms are just an excuse to get to know the Japanese, but I enjoyed the scenes of raucous hanami parties. At the end of the last Ice Age, about 10, years ago, a culture called the Jomon developed. Although electronic books, or e-books, had limited success in the early years, and readers were resistant at the outset, the demand for books in this format has grown dramatically, primarily because of the popularity of e-reader devices and as the number of available titles in this format has increased. These libraries were undoubtedly also built as demonstrations of political prestige: The Library of Alexandriaa library created by Ptolemy Soter and set up by Demetrius Phalereus Demetrius of Phaleron.

      Also the etymology of the word codex block of wood suggest that it may have developed from wooden wax tablets. At Ninevehover 20, tablets were found, dating from the 7th century BC; this was the archive and library of the kings of Assyriawho had workshops of copyists and conservationists at their disposal. All these attractions are located in the Nara Prefecture. The codex form improved with the separation of words, capital letters, and punctuation, which permitted silent reading.


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