A Christian Samurai Hardback
The Trials of Baba Bunko
by William J. Farge;
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A Christian Samurai
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The legal proceedings against him reveal the government's embarrassment at the failure of its attempts to eliminate Christianity. This historical and literary study focuses on the personal as well as the public lives of many of the historical figures who were prominent in politics, philosophy, religion, and culture in the eighteenth century. The decadent state of Buddhism, the decline of Confucianism, and the popularity of the Yoshiwara "pleasure" quarters are some of the topics that illuminate this new history of early modern Japan and of the survival of Christianity. The first complete English translation of Baba Bunk?'s Contemporary Edo: An Album of One Hundred Monsters is included as an appendix.
A Christian Samurai by William J. Farge was published by The Catholic University of America Press in May 2016. The ISBN for A Christian Samurai is 9780813228518.
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|Author / Artist||William J. Farge|
|Publisher||The Catholic University of America Press (May 2016)|
|Number of Pages||336|
|Page last updated||4th August 2017|