Prisoners from Nambu: Reality and Make-Believe in 17th-Century Japanese Diplomacy
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256pp. July 2001
Prisoners from Nambu: Reality and Make-Believe in 17th-Century Japanese Diplomacy
Author: Hesselink, Reinier H.;
On July 29, 1643, ten crew members of the Dutch yacht Breskens were lured ashore at Nambu in northern Japan. Once out of view of their ship, the men were bound and taken to the shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in Edo, where they remained imprisoned for fo
"A fascinating account" --Monumenta Nipponica 57 (2002)

"Delightful" --Pacific Affairs 75 (Winter 2002-2003)

"A colorful picture of life in seventeenth-century Japan" --American Historical Review, October 2002

"A lively and enga

Author: Hesselink, Reinier H.;
Reinier H. Hesselink is associate professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa.
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Acknowledgments

Introduction

A Note on Titles and Names

Chapter 1 Flying Dutchmen

Chapter 2 Ganji Garame

Chapter 3 Incompatible Jailbirds

Chapter 4 A Strict Investigation

Chapter 5 Unwitting Witnesses

Chapter 6 A Magnanimous Gesture




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