Pars Japonica

This is the harrowing account of one of the most ill-fated expeditions in maritime history.

Pars Japonica

This is the harrowing account of one of the most ill-fated expeditions in maritime history. Of five ships that sailed from Rotterdam at the turn of the 16th century, only one reached the largely unknown islands of Japan. The pilot of that ship was the inspiration for the hero of James Clavell's Shogun.

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Pars Japonica
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: William De Lange
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Floating World Edithions

This is the harrowing account of one of the most ill-fated expeditions in maritime history. Of five ships that sailed from Rotterdam at the turn of the 16th century, only one reached the largely unknown islands of Japan. The pilot of that ship was the inspiration for the hero of
Yasuke
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Thomas Lockley, Geoffrey Girard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

WARRIOR. SAMURAI. LEGEND. The remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. The man who came to be known as Yasuke arrived in Japan in the 16th century, an indentured mercenary arriving upon one of the Portuguese ships
The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900)
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Christopher Joby
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-29 - Publisher: BRILL

In The Dutch Language in Japan (1600-1900) Christopher Joby offers the first book-length account of the knowledge and use of the Dutch language in Tokugawa and early Meiji Japan, which had a profound effect on Japan’s language, society and culture.
The Shogun's Silver Telescope and the Cargo of the New Year's Gift
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Timon Screech
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The East India Company, founded in London in 1600, was originally a spice trading organisation. But its governors soon began to think bigger. After a decade, they started to plan voyages to more fabulous places, notably India and Japan. Rich in silver, Japan was a desirable trading partner; crucially, it
The Company and the Shogun
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Adam Clulow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-24 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Dutch East India Company was a hybrid organization combining the characteristics of both corporation and state that attempted to thrust itself aggressively into an Asian political order in which it possessed no obvious place and was transformed in the process. This study focuses on the company's clashes with Tokugawa