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The Shogunʹs Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600‐1625

The Shogunʹs Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600‐1625

Written by Professor Timon SCREECH, the Academic Prize laureate of the Fukuoka Prize 2022.

  • ■Author/Timon SCREECH
  • ■Publisher/Oxford University Press
  • ■Release Date/October, 2020
  • ■Hardcover
  • ■Language/English
  • ■ISBN/9780198832034
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  • ・Tells the little-known story of Britain's first trade with Japan - Japan is a massive economic power today, but few people are aware that King James sent a present to the shogun already in 1611
  • ・Reinterprets the early history of the East India Company, the world's biggest trading organisation until the 20th century
  • ・Puts early seventeenth-century English art and culture into an international context  (Quotation from Oxford University Press)

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