Shogun

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Author: Larry P. Guerriera
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3751992103
Size: 15.13 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 450
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Unsere Geschichte bestimmt unsere Zukunft! Elara Baker, 31, ewiger Single, depressiv und leicht übergewichtig, Inbegriff des ewigen Leidens, hat es nicht einfach im Leben. Ihr Chef macht Elara den Alltag zur Hölle, ihr Schwarm begeistert sich allein für die heiße Kollegin und ihre einzige Freundin schleppt sie auf einen zwielichtigen Rummelplatz. Ausgerechnet ins Zelt einer Wahrsagerin! Welche Zukunft sollte die schrumpelige Alte denn bereithalten die Elara nicht schon kennt? In Erwartung von Tod und Verderben verflucht sie ihr jämmerliches Schicksal. Doch was geschehe, wenn die weise Dame Elaras Zukunft gar nicht sieht? Was, wenn sie stattdessen das Vergangene erkennt? Unter all den grotesken Dingen ihrer bisherigen Existenz, offenbart sich Elara ein längst vergessenes Detail. Die Wiedergeburt ihrer Seele - der eines Samurai.

Die Burg Des Shogun Die Abenteuer Des Honda Tametomo Teil 1

Die Burg des Shogun   Die Abenteuer des Honda Tametomo Teil 1 PDF
Author: Harald Jacobsen
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3955006220
Size: 27.25 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 85
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Honda Tametomo ist ein ehemaliger Samurai, der durch ein Attentat seinen Herrn verloren hat. Seitdem zieht er als Ronin auf der Suche nach dem Mörder durch die Provinzen. Seine Suche hat ihn in die Ise-Region geführt. Er trifft dort zu der Zeit ein, als der Shogun Oda Nobunaga zusammen mit dem Daimyo Oda Nobuo eine Burg in der Iga-Region bauen lässt. Kurz vorher hatten die Truppen des Shogun erfolgreich einen Aufstand in der Ise-Region niedergeschlagen. Die überlebenden Samurai und Ninja waren zu Moto Motonari in die Iga-Region geflohen. Endlich hat der Shogun einen Anlass erhalten gegen diese gefürchteten Kriegerclans der Iga-Region vorzugehen. Der Bau der Burg stellt eine erste wichtige Maßnahme zur Machtübernahme in der Region dar. Die Kriegerclans erkennen die Gefahr und schicken schon beim Bau der Burg ihre Spione hinein. Der Ronin sieht in dem Bau ebenfalls seine Chance, unbemerkt in die Iga-Region zu kommen, da er zu Recht dort den Attentäter seines Herrn vermutet. Er lässt sich als Bauarbeiter einstellen und stellt seine Nachforschungen an. Er erfährt schließlich den Namen des Attentäters. Während er auf die Gelegenheit wartet, den Ninja offen zu fordern, findet er ein verletztes junges Mädchen. Er pflegt es gemäß seinem Ehrenkodex in seiner Hütte wieder gesund. Das Mädchen gehört zu einem Kriegerclan und hatte in der Burg spioniert. Sie konnte einer Entdeckung nur durch eine halsbrecherische Flucht entgehen und verletzte sich dabei schwer. Erst bei den Kämpfen um die Burg steht der Ronin dem Attentäter seines Herrn gegenüber. Obwohl sie bei dem Kampf auf der gleichen Seite stehen, muss der Ronin den Ninja zu seiner Ehrenrettung töten. Bevor er jedoch den Kampf antreten kann, fällt der Ninja durch den Pfeil eines Soldaten des Shogun. Nachdem die Kriegerclans die Truppen des Shogun erfolgreich geschlagen haben, beschließt der Ronin in der Region zu bleiben und selbst ein Ninja zu werden. Erst jetzt erfährt der Ronin, dass die junge Kämpferin in die er sich mittlerweile verliebt hat, die Schwester des Attentäters ist. Hätte er seine Ehre wiedererlangt, hätte er unweigerlich seine große Liebe verloren.

Im Schatten Des Sh Gun

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Author: Jörg Helbig
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 25.88 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Art, Japanese
Languages : de
Pages : 228
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Der Letzte Sh Gun

Der letzte Sh  gun PDF
Author: Ryōtarō Shiba
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783861242819
Size: 44.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 252
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Der Falsche Samurai

Der falsche Samurai PDF
Author: S. Rafflenbeul
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3955006212
Size: 73.70 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 99
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Voller Entsetzen muss Michero, Tochter des Dorfschmieds mit ansehen, wie ihr Vater von dem Shogun Katagawa brutal umgebracht wird, nachdem dieser zuvor auch schon ihre drei Brüder getötet hat. Ihre Schwester, so glaubt sie, kommt in den Flammen ihres Hause um, das der grausame Shogun in Brand stecken ließ. Während ihre Mutter in den Palast des Shoguns verschleppt wird, wird Michero in ein zweitklassiges Geishahaus verkauft, wo sie heranwächst, in ihrem Herzen vom Hass auf Katagawa verzehrt. Eines Tages taucht der geheimnisvolle Samurai Takano auf und nimmt Michero mit sich. Diese sieht den Tag ihrer Rache näher kommen. Und dann taucht auch noch Mira, der Geist einer ihrer Vorfahrinnen auf ....

The Shogun S Queen

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Author: Lesley Downer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144815247X
Size: 42.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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'A persuasive storyteller and the setting is mesmerising' Antonia Senior, The Times _________________ The year is 1853, and a young Japanese girl’s world is about to be turned upside down. When black ships carrying barbarians arrive on the shores of Japan, the Satsuma clan’s way of life is threatened. But it’s not just the samurai who must come together to fight: the beautiful, headstrong Okatsu is also given a new destiny by her feudal lord – to save the realm. Armed only with a new name, Princess Atsu, as she is now known, journeys to the women’s palace of Edo Castle, a place so secret it cannot be marked on any map. Behind the palace’s immaculate façade, amid rumours of murder and whispers of ghosts, Atsu must uncover the mystery that surrounds the man whose fate, it seems, is irrevocably linked to hers – the shogun himself – if she is to rescue her people . . .

Shinsengumi

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Author: Romulus Hillsborough
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 146291358X
Size: 19.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Shinsengumi: The Shogun's last Samurai Corps is the true story of the notorious samurai corps formed in 1863 to arrest or kill the enemies of the Tokugawa Shogun. The only book in English about the Shinsengumi, it focuses on the corps' two charismatic leaders, Kondo Isami and Hijikata Toshizo, both impeccable swordsmen. It is a history–in–brief of the final years of the Bakufu, which collapsed in 1867 with the restoration of Imperial rule. In writing Shinsengumi, Hillsborough referred mostly to Japanese–language primary sources, including letters, memoirs, journals, interviews, and eyewitness accounts, as well as definitive biographies and histories of the era. The fall of the shogun's government (Tokugawa Bakufu, or simply Bakufu) in 1868, which had ruled Japan for over two and a half centuries, was the greatest event in modern Japanese history. The revolution, known as the Meiji Restoration, began with the violent reaction of samurai to the Bakufu's decision in 1854 to open the theretofore isolated country to "Western barbarians." Though opening the country was unavoidable, it was seen as a sign of weakness by the samurai who clamored to "expel the barbarians." Those samurai plotted to overthrow the shogun and restore the holy emperor to his ancient seat of power. Screaming "heaven's revenge," they wielded their swords with a vengeance upon those loyal to the shogun. They unleashed a wave of terror at the center of the revolution—the emperor's capital of Kyoto. Murder and assassination were rampant. By the end of 1862, hordes of renegade samurai, called ronin, had transformed the streets of the Imperial Capital into a "sea of blood." The shogun's administrators were desperate to stop the terror. A band of expert swordsmen was formed. It was given the name Shinsengumi ("Newly Selected Corps")—and commissioned to eliminate the ronin and other enemies of the Bakufu. With unrestrained brutality bolstered by an official sanction to kill, the Shinsengumi soon became the shogun's most dreaded security force. In this vivid historical narrative of the Shinsengumi, the only one in the English language, author Romulus Hillsborough paints a provocative and thrilling picture of this most fascinating period in Japanese history.

Das Auge Des Kriegers 1 Wind Kommt Auf

Das Auge des Kriegers 1  Wind kommt auf PDF
Author: Thomas Tippner
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373684459X
Size: 60.85 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 93
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Unheil braut sich über der Provinz Jo-Ko-Ho zusammen. Immer häufiger überschreiten die Krieger der "Freien Völker" die Grenze, morden und plündern und bedrohen den bislang herrschenden Frieden. Und was planen die gefürchteten "Schwarzen Priester" aus dem geheimnisvollen Kloster in den Kargländern? Und dann taucht auch noch ein schreckliches Ungeheuer auf, das offensichtlich große Lust auf Menschenfleisch hat. Dem stehen Fürst Joko Hiroshi und die Samurai seines Hofes zunächst macht- und ratlos gegenüber. "Wind kommt auf" ist der furiose Auftakt der neuen Miniserie "Das Auge des Kriegers" innerhalb der Reihe "Shogun".

Stranger In The Shogun S City

Stranger in the Shogun s City PDF
Author: Amy Stanley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501188534
Size: 73.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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"A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo-the city that would become Tokyo-and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West."--

The Shogun S Daughter

The Shogun s Daughter PDF
Author: Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250028620
Size: 53.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Japan, 1704. In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed, attended by her nurse. Smallpox pustules cover her face. Incense burns, to banish the evil spirits of disease. After Tsuruhime takes her last breath, the old woman watching from the doorway says, "Who's going to tell the Shogun his daughter is dead?" The death of the Shogun's daughter has immediate consequences on his regime. There will be no grandchild to leave the kingdom. Faced with his own mortality and beset by troubles caused by the recent earthquake, he names as his heir Yoshisato, the seventeen-year-old son he only recently discovered was his. Until five months ago, Yoshisato was raised as the illegitimate son of Yanagisawa, the shogun's favorite advisor. Yanagisawa is also the longtime enemy of Sano Ichiro. Sano doubts that Yoshisato is really the Shogun's son, believing it's more likely a power-play by Yanagisawa. When Sano learns that Tsuruhime's death may have been a murder, he sets off on a dangerous investigation that leads to more death and destruction as he struggles to keep his pregnant wife, Reiko, and his son safe. Instead, he and his family become the accused. And this time, they may not survive the day. Laura Joh Rowland's thrilling series set in Feudal Japan is as gripping and entertaining as ever.

The Shogun S Daughter

The Shogun s Daughter PDF
Author: Robert Ames Bennet
Publisher: A. C. McCLURG & CO.
ISBN:
Size: 79.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I—Eastern Seas My first cruise as a midshipman in the navy of the United States began a short month too late for me to share in the honors of the Mexican War. In other words, I came in at the foot of the service, with all the grades above me fresh-stocked with comparatively young and vigorous officers. As a consequence, the rate of promotion was so slow that the Summer of 1851 found me, at the age of twenty-four, still a middie, with my lieutenancy ever receding, like a will-o’-the-wisp, into the future. Had I chosen a naval career through necessity, I might have continued to endure. But to the equal though younger heir of one of the largest plantations in South Carolina, the pay of even a post captain would have been of small concern. It is, therefore, hardly necessary to add that I had been lured into the service by the hope of winning fame and glory. That my choice should have fallen upon the navy rather than the army may have been due to the impulse of heredity. According to family traditions and records, one of my ancestors was the famous English seaman Will Adams, who served Queen Elizabeth in the glorious fight against the Spanish Armada and afterwards piloted a Dutch ship through the dangerous Straits of Magellan and across the vast unchartered expanse of the Pacific to the mysterious island empire, then known as Cipango or Zipangu. History itself verifies that wonderful voyage and the still more wonderful fact of my ancestor’s life among the Japanese as one of the nobles and chief counsellors of the great Emperor Iyeyasu. So highly was the advice of the bold Englishman esteemed by the Emperor that he was never permitted to return home. For many years he dwelt honorably among that most peculiar of Oriental peoples, aiding freely the few English and Dutch who ventured into the remote Eastern seas. He had aided even the fanatical Portuguese and Spaniards, who, upon his arrival, had sought to have him and his handful of sick and starving shipmates executed as pirates. So it was he lived and died a Japanese noble, and was buried with all honor. With the blood of such a man in my veins, it is not strange that I turned to the sea. Yet it is no less strange that three years in the service should bring me to an utter weariness of the dull naval routine. Notable as were the achievements of our navy throughout the world in respect to exploration and other peaceful triumphs, it has ever surprised me that in the absence of war and promotion I should have lingered so long in my inferior position. In war the humiliation of servitude to seniority may be thrust from thought by the hope of winning superior rank through merit. Deprived of this opportunity, I could not but chafe under my galling subjection to the commands of men never more than my equals in social rank and far too often my inferiors. The climax came after a year on the China Station, to which I had obtained an assignment in the hope of renewed action against the arrogant Celestials. Disappointed in this, and depressed by a severe spell of fever contracted at Honkong, I resigned the service at Shanghai, and took passage for New York, by way of San Francisco and the Horn, on the American clipper Sea Flight. We cleared for the Sandwich Islands August the twenty-first, 1851. The second noon found us safe across the treacherous bars of the Yangtse-Kiang and headed out across the Eastern Sea, the southwest monsoon bowling us along at a round twelve knots. To be continue in this ebook

Ooku The Secret World Of The Shogun S Women

Ooku  the Secret World of the Shogun s Women   PDF
Author: Cecilia Segawa Seigle
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604978724
Size: 72.91 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 374
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"One of the least understood and often maligned aspects of the Tokugawa Shogunate is the Ooku, or 'Great Interior,' the institution within the shogun's palace, administered by and for the upper-class shogunal women and their attendants who resided there. Long the object of titillation and a favorite subject for off-the-wall fantasy in historical TV and film dramas, the actual daily life, practices, cultural roles, and ultimate missions of these women have remained largely in the dark, except for occasional explosions of scandal. In crystal-clear prose that is a pleasure to read, this new book, however, presents the Ooku in a whole new down-to-earth, practical light. After many years of perusing unexamined Ooku documents generated by these women and their associates, the authors have provided not only an overview of the fifteen generations of Shoguns whose lives were lived in residence with this institution, but how shoguns interacted differently with it. Much like recent research on imperial convents, they find not a huddled herd of oppressed women, but on the contrary, women highly motivated to the preservation of their own particular cultural institution. Most important, they have been able to identify "the culture of secrecy" within the Ooku itself to be an important mechanism for preserving the highest value, 'loyalty,' that essential value to their overall self-interested mission dedicated to the survival of the Shogunate itself." - Barbara Ruch, Columbia University "The aura of power and prestige of the institution known as the ooku-the complex network of women related to the shogun and their living quarters deep within Edo castle-has been a popular subject of Japanese television dramas and movies. Brushing aside myths and fallacies that have long obscured our understanding, this thoroughly researched book provides an intimate look at the lives of the elite female residents of the shogun's elaborate compound. Drawing information from contemporary diaries and other private memoirs, as well as official records, the book gives detailed descriptions of the physical layout of their living quarters, regulations, customs, and even clothing, enabling us to actually visualize this walled-in world that was off limits for most of Japanese society. It also outlines the complex hierarchy of positions, and by shining a light on specific women, gives readers insight into the various factions within the ooku and the scandals that occasionally occurred. Both positive and negative aspects of life in the "great interior" are represented, and one learns how some of these high-ranking women wielded tremendous social as well as political power, at times influencing the decision-making of the ruling shoguns. In sum, this book is the most accurate overview and characterization of the ooku to date, revealing how it developed and changed during the two and a half centuries of Tokugawa rule. A treasure trove of information, it will be a vital source for scholars and students of Japan studies, as well as women's studies, and for general readers who are interested in learning more about this fascinating women's institution and its significance in Japanese history and culture." - Patricia Fister, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto

Shogun S Painted Culture

Shogun s Painted Culture PDF
Author: Timon Screech
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890641
Size: 80.20 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 311
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In this penetrating analysis of a little-explored area of Japanese cultural history, Timon Screech reassesses the career of the chief minister Matsudaira Sadanobu, who played a key role in defining what we think of as Japanese culture today. Aware of how visual representations could support or undermine regimes, Sadanobu promoted painting to advance his own political aims and improve the shogunate's image. As an antidote to the hedonistic ukiyo-e, or floating world, tradition, which he opposed, Sadanobu supported attempts to construct a new approach to painting modern life. At the same time, he sought to revive historical and literary painting, favouring such artists as the flamboyant, innovative Maruyama Okyo. After the city of Kyoto was destroyed by fire in 1788, its reconstruction provided the stage for the renewal of Japan's iconography of power, the consummation of the 'shogun's painted culture'. “Screech’s ideas are fascinating, often brilliant, and well grounded. . . . [Shogun’s Painted Culture] presents a thorough analysis of aspects of the early modern Japanese world rarely observed in such detail and never before treated to such an eloquent handling in the English language.”—CAA Reviews “[A] stylishly written and provocative cultural history.”—Monumenta Nipponica “As in his admirable Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820, Screech lavishes learning and scholarly precision, but remains colloquial in thought and eminently readable.”—Japan Times Timon Screech is Senior Lecturer in the history of Japanese art at SOAS, University of London, and Senior Research Associate at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. He is the author of several books on Japanese history and culture, including Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700–1820 (Reaktion, 1999).

Sh Gun

Sh  gun PDF
Author: James Clavell
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN: 198253754X
Size: 48.75 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 1152
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After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen—Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom. As internal political strife and a clash of cultures lead to seemingly inevitable conflict, Blackthorne’s loyalty and strength of character are tested by both passion and loss, and he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. Powerful and engrossing, capturing both the rich pageantry and stark realities of life in feudal Japan, Shōgun is a critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book. Heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat action melds seamlessly with intricate historical detail and raw human emotion. Endlessly compelling, this sweeping saga captivated the world to become not only one of the best-selling novels of all time but also one of the highest-rated television miniseries, as well as inspiring a nationwide surge of interest in the culture of Japan. Shakespearean in both scope and depth, Shōgun is, as the New York Times put it, “...not only something you read—you live it.” Provocative, absorbing, and endlessly fascinating, there is only one: Shōgun.

Stranger In The Shogun S City

Stranger in the Shogun s City PDF
Author: Amy Stanley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473554357
Size: 47.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, a vivid work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change 'Compelling... Deeply absorbing' Guardian The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in 1804 in a village in Japan's snow country and was expected to lead a life much like her mother's. Instead - after three divorces and with a temperament much too strong-willed for her family's approval - she ran away to follow her own path in Edo, the city we now call Tokyo. Stranger in the Shogun's City is a rare, captivating portrait of one woman as she endeavours to recreate herself and her life, and provides a window into the drama and excitement of Japan at a pivotal moment in history. 'Marvellous... Stanley builds up a picture of Tsuneno's world, immersing us in an experience akin to time travel' TLS * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2020 * * Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2021 * * Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography *