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Desnoo, Deborah Ann

Overview
Works: 14 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 1,765 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Historical television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  Children's films  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer
Classifications: DS871, 952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Deborah Ann Desnoo
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace
Dynasties : people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories on some of history's greatest dynasties
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 16th century, Japan is a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low-ranking daimyo family. To prove his family's loyalty to their ruling warlord, Ieyasu is given as a hostage, and he remains so for most of his childhood. When he is finally freed, Ieyasu reclaims his family's domain and allies himself with the most powerful rulers in Japan: Oda Nobunaga, and his successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. years
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1690, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the outside world, except for a small community of Dutch traders. Among them is German Doctor Englebert Kaempfer, whose writings provide valuable insights on daily life in Japan. Culture and commerce flourish. But ruling daimyo warlords and their samurai armies continue to grow restless. The Shogun Tsunayoshi is a product of both classes. Under his rule, art and education excel, and "Laws of Compassion" are introduced. Samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors are attracted to Edo, and the classes begin to mix. Japanese interest in Western science increases, making the policy of isolation more difficult. In 1853, Mathew C. Perry sails American ships into Edo Bay, and demands a formal opening of the nation. Realizing that resistance is futile, the Japanese negotiate treaties with the U.S. and other nations in the West
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Ieyasu in control, peace descends on Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portuguese and Spanish, who too often combine missionary work with trade. When he dies at 72, Ieyasu's vision of a strictly controlled class system based on the rule of the samurai is a reality. But his grandson, Iemitsu, will rule more harshly. With no wars to fight, Iemitsu tightens control over the power and movement of the daimyo and their restless samurai armies. Though foreign missionaries have been expelled, Iemitsu still fears the influence of Christianity
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. Episode one focuses on the early 16th century when Japan was a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low ranking daimyo family
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 2, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode two, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family
Japón : Memorias de un imperio secreto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires : people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the history of civilisation are great eras of struggle, triumph and loss. These periods are reflective of the best and worst of humanity. "Empires" is a ground breaking collection of historical series which presents the people and passions that have changed the world
Empires by Aldo Belkouar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The will of the shogun (Japan, memoirs of a secret empire : 2) by Deborah Ann Desnoo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(50 mins - Middle and Upper Secondary). Rated: PG Published: [U.S.] : Devillier Donegan Enterprises, 2003. Broadcast: SBS, 10/02/2006. Summary: With Tokugawa Leyasu in control, peace descended on Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty was established. In 1600, William Adams became the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Leyasu asked Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English had no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Leyasu decided to expel the Portuguese and Spanish, who too often combined missionary work with trade. When he died at 72, Leyasu's vision of a strictly controlled class system based on the rule of the samurai was a reality. But his grandson, Lemitsu, would rule more harshly. With no wars to fight, he tightened his control over the power and movement of the daimyo and their restless samurai armies. Narrated by Richard Chamberlain
 
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