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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast


Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. Simply stated, our mission is to bridge the gap between the popular and the academic, and to bring the world of academic Japanese history accessible to a wider audience through discussion of topics and authors in an informative but informal manner. We encourage those listeners who want to know more to seek out works by the historians and authors we reference and interview, and to contribute to the conversation. Conversely, we hope scholars can view us as a way to reach a broader, non-specialist audience and raise the bar for general understandings of Japanese history. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Oct 17, 2015

In this episode, Nate talks about the intersection of Military history and Japanese studies in the USA and the West.  He also gives a rundown of the history of Military History, as well as what it is and how it has changed over the decades. Part one of two.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Farris, Willam Wayne. Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age Univ of Hawaii Pr (August 1, 2009)

Spafford, David. A Sense of Place: The Political Landscape in Late Medieval Japan Harvard University Asia Center; 1 edition (September 9, 2013)

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