Nojiri Yasuhiro: An Introduction to Tokugawa-period Documentary Sources

An Introduction to Tokugawa-period Documentary Sources 江戸時代の古文書を求めて
NOJIRI Yasuhiro, Professor of History, Meiji University 野尻泰弘

Understanding the people of the Edo Period (1600-1867) starts with reading the old records of that time. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the study of Early Modern Japan equals the reading of these old records. In this brief presentation, I am concerned with the characteristics and current state of preservation of Edo-period manuscripts, especially those that have been passed down in villages. There is much investigation of such records now under way, and such investigation offers basic training for those just beginning their research.   


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