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The Resource The first European description of Japan, 1585 : a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J., translated from the Portuguese original and edited and annotated by Richard K. Danford, Robin D. Gill, and Daniel T. Reff ; with a critical introduction by Daniel T. Reff

The first European description of Japan, 1585 : a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J., translated from the Portuguese original and edited and annotated by Richard K. Danford, Robin D. Gill, and Daniel T. Reff ; with a critical introduction by Daniel T. Reff

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The first European description of Japan, 1585 : a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.
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The first European description of Japan, 1585
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a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.
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translated from the Portuguese original and edited and annotated by Richard K. Danford, Robin D. Gill, and Daniel T. Reff ; with a critical introduction by Daniel T. Reff
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  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"In 1585, at the height of the Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of the 1585 work, the original of which was discovered in the Royal Academy of History in Madrid after the Second World War. The book provides a translation of the text, which is not a continuous narrative, but rather more than 600 distichs or brief couplets on subjects such as gender, child rearing, religion, medicine, eating, horses, writing, ships and seafaring, architecture, and music and drama. In addition, the book includes a substantive introduction and other editorial material to explain the background and also to make comparisons with present-day Japanese life. Overall, the book represents an important primary source for understanding a particularly challenging period of Japanese history and culture. "--
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-1597
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Fróis, Luís
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952/.024
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index present
Language note
Translated from the Portuguese
LC call number
DS822.2
LC item number
.F6613 2014
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1964-
  • 1951-
  • 1949-
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  • Danford, Richard K.
  • Gill, Robin D.
  • Reff, Daniel T.
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Japan anthropology workshop series
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25
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  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
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The first European description of Japan, 1585 : a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J., translated from the Portuguese original and edited and annotated by Richard K. Danford, Robin D. Gill, and Daniel T. Reff ; with a critical introduction by Daniel T. Reff
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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858355969
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24 cm
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xi, 299 pages
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9780415727570
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2013034113
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)858355969
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The first European description of Japan, 1585 : a critical English-language edition of striking contrasts in the customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J., translated from the Portuguese original and edited and annotated by Richard K. Danford, Robin D. Gill, and Daniel T. Reff ; with a critical introduction by Daniel T. Reff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
858355969
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 299 pages
Isbn
9780415727570
Lccn
2013034113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858355969

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