The History of Japan: Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam 1690-1692

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Social Science - 1232 pages
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This is a facsimile edition of Kaempfer's classic work on Japanese history. Written in the 17th century, it was for a long time required reading for all students of Japanese studies. This English language edition, translated by J. G. Scheuchzer under royal patronage, was first published in 1906. It includes an account of Kaempfer's preliminary voyage from Batavia to Siam, and thence to Japan, together with a short description of the Kingdom of Siam.
  

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Contents

Publishers Note ____
xv
The Authors Preface
xxix
The Life of the Author by the Translator
xxxv
An Introduction by the Translator
xlvii
The History of Japan
1
The Authors opinion of the true Orig1n and Descent
131
Of the Origin of the Japanese according 10 their
152
Of the Climate of Japan and its Produce as to Minerals
160
Of Fish and Shells
213
BOOK II
251
Of the Ecclesiastical Hereditary Emperors of Japan
259
Of the Ecclesiastical Hereditary Emperors in particular
273
CHAP PAoE
281
Of the Ecclesiastical Hereditary Emperors who livd after
309
Of the CrownGenerals and Secular Monarchs of japan
333
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Of the Fertility of the Country as to Plants
176

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