Gateway to Japan: Hakata in War And Peace, 500-1300

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University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - History - 183 pages
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A thousand years ago, most visitors to Japan would have arrived byship at Hakata Bay, the one and only authorized gateway to Japan.Over the ages, Hakata was a staging ground for Japanese troops ontheir way to Korea and ground zero for foreign invasions of Japan.Through the port passed a rich variety of diplomats, immigrants, raiders, and traders, both Japanese and foreign
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
WAR
11
DIPLOMACY
50
PIRACY
81
TRADE
105
MEDIEVAL HAKATA
124
Notes
141
Works Cited
163
Index
177
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Bruce L. Batten is professor of Japanese history and director of the Center for International Studies at Obirin University in Tokyo

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