Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan

ISBN-10: 0804728984

ISBN-13: 9780804728980

Edition: 1999

Authors: Mark Ravina

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Land and Lordship in Early Modern Japan explores the period of economic change during the mid-Tokugawa era. It demonstrates the adaptability of the daimyo warlords and their samurai warriors as they moved into a time of peaceful economic progress.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
List of Maps
List of Abbreviations
A Note to the Reader
Introduction
Land and Lordship: Ideology and Political Practice in Early Modern Japan
Assessing States
Language and Land
Language and Translation
Language and Sovereignty
The Nerves of the State: The Political Economy of Daimyo Rule
Sources of Revenue
Demands for Expenditure
Politics as Process
Profit and Propriety: Political Economy in Yonezawa
Taxes and Monopsony in Early Yonezawa
Fiscal Decline and Internecine Strife
Uesugi Harunori and the Politics of Virtue
Rebuilding a Moral Economy
Fiscal Reconstruction and the Legitimation of Profit
Labors of the Samurai
Entrepreneurs and Laborers
Success and Debacle
Land and Labor: Political Economy in Hirosaki
Land Development in Early Hirosaki
Hirosaki Commercial Policy: The Horeki Reforms
A Return to Origins: The Tenmei Famine and Samurai Resettlement
Peculation and Pragmatism: Land Reclamation Policy
The Politics of Subversion: The Tenpo Famine and Tsugaru Sodo
Bakumatsu Hirosaki
Markets and Mercantilism: Political Economy in Tokushima
Fiscal Policy in Early Tokushima
Commercialization and Popular Resistance
Commercial Reforms and Indigo Exports
The Nobility of Treason and the Treason of Nobility: The Fall of Hachisuka Shigeyoshi
The Rise of Cartels
The Tenpo Crisis in Tokushima
Millenarianism in Tokushima
Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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