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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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Feb 12, 2012

If you’ve ever wondered what the process is behind historical research, here’s your chance to find out. Your hosts talk about different methodologies of historical research and analysis, and the pros and cons of each in looking at Japanese history. 

Mentioned in this podcast:

Grossberg, Kenneth. Japan's Renaissance - The Politics of the Muromachi Bakufu Cornell University, New York, 2001

Hall, John W. Government and Local Power in Japan 500-1700: A Study Based on Bizen Province ACLS Humanities E-Book, August 1, 2008

Kerr, George. Okinawa: The History of an Island People Tuttle Publishing; Revised edition (October 1, 2000)

Sadler, A.L. Shogun: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu Tuttle Publishing (July 10, 2009)

Sansom, George. A History of Japan to 1334 Stanford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 1958)

Sansom, George. A History of Japan, 1334-1615 Stanford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 1961)

Sansom, George. A History of Japan, 1615-1867 Stanford University Press; 1 edition (June 1, 1963)

Souryi, Pierre. The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) Columbia University Press (August 27, 2003)

Walker, Brett. The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion,1590-1800 University of California Press; 1 edition (February 21, 2006)

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