A Traveller's History of Japan

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Interlink Books, 1997 - Travel - 286 pages
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The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present day. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pinpoints the historical importance of sights and towns.

Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before -you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack.

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Tames ( Encounters with Japan , LJ 6/1/92, among others) has written an interesting and informative introduction to Japan. The first two-thirds of the book comprise a mad dash through Japanese history ... Read full review

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Chinese Shadows 500800
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The World of the Shining Prince
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Shoguns and Samurai 11851543
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About the author (1997)

Richard Tames lectures on London's history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding, which trains the city's prestigious Blue Badge guides. He is the author of twenty books on London, where he lives.

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