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Desnoo, Deborah Ann

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Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,538 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories on some of history's greatest dynasties
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 25 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 )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commanding shoguns and fierce samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans-all were part of a Japanese renaissance between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the Shogun under his absolute power and control. Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West, and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world
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
Japón Memorias de un imperio secreto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 4 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 the 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
Japan by Yoshikazu Takiya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Japan was a world unto itself. The man at the heart of this empire was Tokugawa Ieyasu, a warlord who ruled with absolute control. This period is explored through the Shogun, Samurai, Geisha and a Westerner
The Medici, godfathers of renaissance( Visual )

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

A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill, and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
Empires( Visual )

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

Japan : memoirs of a secret empire (DVD) (2003)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Japan was a world unto itself. The man at the heart of this empire was Tokugawa Ieyasu, a warlord who ruled with absolute control. This period is explored through the Shogun, samurai, geisha and a westerner
The Roman Empire the first century( Visual )

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

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

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