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Samurai Assassins : Dark Murder and the Meiji Restoration, 1853-1868 (Paperback) (Romulus Hillsborough)

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Hillsborough, who has worked in Japan as a writer and journalist, outlines the significance of assassination during the samurai-led revolution that was the Meiji Restoration in Japan, in which the shogun's military government was overthrown and the regime of the Emperor was restored. Integrating the ideology of the men behind the revolution, including the code of the samurai and the philosophy of Imperial Loyalism, he describes the assassination of the shogun's regent, Ii Naosuké; the leader of the Tosa Loyalist Party, Takéchi Hanpeita, and his role in the revolution and arrest, imprisonment, and self-disembowelment; and the assassination of Sakamoto Ryoma, the author of the plan for the peaceful restoration of Imperial rule. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 212
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Romulus Hillsborough
Language: English
Street Date: March 10, 2017
TCIN: 52066324
UPC: 9781476668802
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-4383
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