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Giving Up the Gun

Giving Up the Gun
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879232788
  • ISBN: 0879232781
  • Publisher: Godine

AUTHOR

Perrin, Noel

SUMMARY

Was there ever a time when a civilization, technically sophisticated, and in full possession of its senses, reverted in an earlier, less advanced technology? You bet - Japan, 1543-1879. During this period Japan effectively prohibited all manufacture of firearms and gunpowder, and isolated itself from the rest of the world with a blockade that remained successful until Commodore Perry's celebrated "opening of Japan" in 1854. An altogether fascinating book - because Perrin is a consistently good storyteller, because even his footnotes are a delight to read, and because this is the story that really has few parallels in modern history.Perrin, Noel is the author of 'Giving Up the Gun' with ISBN 9780879232788 and ISBN 0879232781.

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