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Defensive Positions

The Politics of Maritime Security in Tokugawa Japan

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674504349

Publication Date: 07/13/2015


258 pages

6 x 9 inches

6 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 6 maps

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  • List of Maps and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction
  • I. The Evolution of the Nagasaki System
    • 1. Localizing National Defense to Nagasaki
    • 2. Smuggling and the Chinese Interim of Coastal Defense
    • 3. Defending Dejima
  • II. Applying the Nagasaki System to the Realm
    • 4. Pan-Daimyo Collaboration and the Fortification of Edo Bay
    • 5. Reconfiguring Coastal Defense at the Treaty Ports
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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