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  Topic: New Article: Nobunaga’s Kanō Free-Market Decrees
Mr No-Dachi

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PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:06 am   Subject: New Article: Nobunaga’s Kanō Free-Market Decrees
Is it just my not-yet-fluent-in-japanese take or does recent historiography with regards to Nobunaga emphasise how typical he was as a daimyo rather than how different (looking at you Berry). I mean s ...
  Topic: Turnbull's "How To Become A Samurai" Manual
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 36
Views: 21082

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:23 pm   Subject: Turnbull's "How To Become A Samurai" Manual
Because it's full of errors. Here's one of the goofier ones where Farris is discussing the Bunroku invasion of Korea by Hideyoshi...

"His hosts drove towards the Yalu river, where they encoun ...
  Topic: Turnbull's "How To Become A Samurai" Manual
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 36
Views: 21082

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:29 pm   Subject: Turnbull's "How To Become A Samurai" Manual
GAH THE FAIL IT BURNS! WHY OH WHY MUST THE ONLY ENGLISHMAN IN ANY PROMINENCE IN PRE-MEIJI JAPAN STUDIES BE SO CRAPPY! THIS IS WHY I CAN'T LOVE SHOGUN TOTAL WAR!DAMN HIM DAMN HIS PUBLISHER DAMN HIS STU ...
  Topic: Takeda Shingen: Reloaded
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 81
Views: 74585

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:07 am   Subject: Takeda Shingen: Reloaded
Having just reread the final half of chapter 2 of Japonius Tyrannus, I'm actually quite convinced that Nagashino was really not that important in the Fall of the Takeda, fighting for seven years after ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 244
Views: 225629

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:31 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Why would I buy it? I live across the road from 2nd largest university library in the world. But it won't probably get it before I do the presentation.

Thanks for the info and advice (and the relav ...
  Topic: Oda Nobunaga Redux
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 244
Views: 225629

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:50 am   Subject: Oda Nobunaga Redux
I'm doing a presentation for the final part of my Basic Japanese course, and I'm doing it on none other than our beloved Nobuo-chan. Its pretty simple, I've only learnt very basic grammar (1st half of ...
  Topic: The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 40
Views: 41786

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:52 pm   Subject: The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
Wait, you mean I get to read Ota Gyuichi in english?......SQUUEEEEEEE!

Oh but its pricey....that's what world class reserve libraries are for, hehehe. Smile
  Topic: The Onin War
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 8
Views: 7757

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:33 am   Subject: The Onin War
I seem to recall that its old and....Victorian.

Murdoch is usually used now if you want a cheap prejuced strawman lacking in modern dispassionate historiographical style to quote. I looking at you ...
  Topic: An introduction to the Sengoku Daimyo - a translation
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 15
Views: 10620

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:55 am   Subject: An introduction to the Sengoku Daimyo - a translation
he was just as likely to turn on someone for little to no reason.

Really? I struggle to recall any examples of him literally doing any really arbitrary action against subordinates (or at least prom ...
  Topic: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 8
Views: 9387

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:41 am   Subject: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
In fact, the medieval population book, the book being reviewed here, the essay, and his newest book, "Japan to 1600: A Social and Economic History" all borrow extensively from each other-so ...
  Topic: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 25
Views: 16650

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:30 am   Subject: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
My only complaint was that it didn't go further into the Sengoku period, but I guess McNullin already fills that niche.
  Topic: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 25
Views: 16650

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:01 am   Subject: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
Kennyo was head of the True Pure Land Sect or Jodo Shinshu, he was a hereditary religous figure, however, as head of network the stretched throughout Japan particularly in Central Japan- not actually ...
  Topic: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 25
Views: 16650

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:01 am   Subject: Daimyo preferences or differences (Sengoku) 1560
The question set is impossibly broad, there probably no book in Japanese let alone English (presuming this is language you intend to use) that could answer questions, in fact many of them defy answeri ...
  Topic: Porcelain Exhibition
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 7
Views: 6635

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:19 pm   Subject: Porcelain Exhibition
I actually met the then-president of Malaysia

Surely you mean prime minister, Malaysia has rotating constitutional monarchy.
  Topic: Fresh fish in the capital?
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 6
Views: 6139

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:18 pm   Subject: Fresh fish in the capital?
I've been reading Brett Walker's book on the effective conquest of Ainu Hokkaido during the Tokugawa period,it mentions the fish the Ainu and Japanese trader aquired in seas and rivers of Ezo could be ...
  Topic: Western Sources and Japanese Historiography
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 1
Views: 2517

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:01 pm   Subject: Western Sources and Japanese Historiography
I start this thread with two main questions;

1. How much to Japanese Historians use the Jesuit and other Western obvserver sources? They crop up quite a bit (Frois in particular) in English Sengoku ...
  Topic: An interesting conspiracy theories about Nobunaga's death!
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 17
Views: 9605

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:38 am   Subject: An interesting conspiracy theories about Nobunaga's death!
You forget that Mitsuhide killed Nobunaga because he could, Nobunaga was extremely vulnerable in Kyoto with only a token guard, what's more his heir Nobutada was also Kyoto (perhaps the only person wh ...
  Topic: An interesting conspiracy theories about Nobunaga's death!
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 17
Views: 9605

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:59 am   Subject: An interesting conspiracy theories about Nobunaga's death!
Oh Dear....
  Topic: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 4
Views: 4123

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:01 pm   Subject: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
That sounds impractical, enterprise and trade taxes and tolls were a standard revenue source for any Daimyo especially as a source of hard cash. Plenty of other Daimyo engaged in commmerce directly an ...
  Topic: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 4
Views: 4123

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:04 am   Subject: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
Actually I was really trying to find out about Mino's economic endowments, which is as much about Dosan as Nobunaga.

Nobunaga got his overall wealth from pretty typical Daimyo measures if I recall ...
  Topic: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 4
Views: 4123

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:53 am   Subject: Where Did Nobunaga Get His Wealth?
I know this question may be a bit off topic, but a while back I was thinking about what allowed Nobunaga to so suddenly become such a big player in Sengoku Japan, generally there will be something on ...
  Topic: Japanese for newbs: Where to begin?
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 98
Views: 290724

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:48 am   Subject: Japanese for newbs: Where to begin?
I'm thinking about taking up Japanese with a long term aim of being able to access academic sources at proficiant level, starting with a university side-course. How realistic is this?

Or let me re ...
  Topic: Imjin War Discussion: Warm-Up Questions
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 34
Views: 35424

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:11 pm   Subject: Imjin War Discussion: Warm-Up Questions
I think one should always take into account that "bad emperors" in Chinese history also tend to be ones not liked by the confucian literi bureaucratic elite. And much of the narrative there ...
  Topic: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 8
Views: 9387

PostForum: Ancient Japan to Heian   Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:13 am   Subject: Review: Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan
Well this thread seems as good as any to ask about Farris' Heavenly Warriors book about the evolution of japanese armeis 500-1300. Is it a good/accurate read? Especially when compared to Karl F Friday ...
  Topic: Kamakura versus Kyoto
Mr No-Dachi

Replies: 13
Views: 8247

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:29 am   Subject: Kamakura versus Kyoto
This also raises the questions- why did the Ashikaga return military government? My reading is mostly Sengoku stuff, so It would be nice to here those of greater knowlege regarded the Muromachi era.
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