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Author Rogers, Hiromi T., author

Title Anjin : the life and times of samurai William Adams as seen through Japanese eyes / by Hiromi T. Rogers
Published Folkestone, Kent : Renaissance Books, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Contents Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Plate section faces; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Prologue; 1 The Lure of the East; 2 Life or Death; 3 Life or Death; 4 The Shogun Decides; 5 The Battle of Sekigahara; 6 The Shogun's Adviser; 7 An Exceptional Honour; 8 Samurai Life and Nuptials; 9 The Battle for Naval Supremacy; 10 Trade with the Dutch; 11 A Toehold for the Spanish; 12 Betrayed; 13 A Welcome for the English; 14 An Agonizing Decision; 15 A Political Earthquake; 16 Private Disgrace and Company Debt; 17 War and Death; 18 Epilogue; Afterword; Bibliography; Index
Summary The year is 1600. It is April and Japan's iconic cherry trees are in full flower. A battered ship drifts on the tide into Usuki Bay in southern Japan. On board, barely able to stand, are twenty-three Dutchmen and one Englishman, the remnants of a fleet of five ships and 500 men that had set out from Rotterdam in 1598. The Englishman was William Adams, later to be known as Anjin Miura by the Japanese, whose subsequent transformation from wretched prisoner to one of the Shogun's closest advisers is the centrepiece of this book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 9, 2016)
Subject Adams, William, 1564-1620.
British -- Japan -- Biography.
Japan -- Officials and employees -- Foreign countries -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1898823391 (electronic bk.)
9781898823391 (electronic bk.)