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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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Aug 17, 2015

In part two of our conversation with UCSB PhD candidate and Environmental Historian Elijah Bender, we continue our discussion of the resource management of Kai province, and look at how it was dealt with at the provincial level by the Daimyo.

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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)

Shapinsky, Peter. Lords of the Sea: Pirates, Violence, and Commerce in Late Medieval Japan Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan (2014)

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