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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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Dec 15, 2015

In this episode we tackle the Edo peasantry, the millet grubbing dirt farmers and fish mongers that acted as the economic base of the Tokugawa Bakufu.  Part one of two.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Kalland, Arne. Fishing Villages in Tokugawa Japan Univ of Hawaii Pr; (March 1995)

Roberts, Luke. Performing the Great Peace: Political Space and Open Secrets in Tokugawa Japan Univ of Hawaii Pr; First Edition edition (January 31, 2012)

Vlastos, Stephen. Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan  University of California Press (August 16, 1990)

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