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The Resource Japan's medieval population : famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age, William Wayne Farris

Japan's medieval population : famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age, William Wayne Farris

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Japan's medieval population : famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age
Title
Japan's medieval population
Title remainder
famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age
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William Wayne Farris
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation This volume charts a course through neverbefore-surveyed historical territory: Japan's medieval population, a topic so challenging that neither Japanese nor foreign scholars have investigated it in a comprehensive way. And yet, demography is an invaluable approach to the past because it provides a way-often the only way-to study the mass of people who did not belong to the political or religious elite. By synthesizing a vast cache of primary and secondary sources, William Wayne Farris constructs an important analysis of Japan's population from 1150 to 1600 and considers social and economic developments that were life and death issues for ordinary Japanese. Impressive in his grasp of detail and the scope of his inquiry, Farris makes the argument that, although this age initially witnessed the continuation of a centuries-old demographic stasis, a far-reaching transformation began around 1280 and eventually gained momentum until it swept through the Japanese archipelago. Between 1280 and 1600, Japan's population approximately trebled, growing from 6 million to 17 million. Crucial to the demographic breakthrough was the resolution of two central problems facing both the rulers and the ruled. The first was how to supply a burgeoning population with sufficient food; the second, how to keep the peace. Japan's Medieval Population will be required reading for specialists in pre-modern Japanese history, who will appreciate it not only for its thought-provoking arguments, but also for its methodology and use of sources
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Farris, William Wayne
Dewey number
304.60952/0902
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN723
LC item number
.F37 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Population
  • Social conditions
  • Japan
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
  • Japan
Label
Japan's medieval population : famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age, William Wayne Farris
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-360) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
New problems, same result: Mortality in early Medieval Japan, 1150-1280 -- Change within basic continuity: Agriculture, labor, commerce, and family life, 1150-1280 -- The dawn of a new era: lowered mortality and the "Muromachi Optimum," 1280-1450 -- The best of times: Agriculture, commerce, and fertility, 1280-1450 -- Return of the Demons of Yore: Morality during the warring states and unification eras, 1450-1600 -- The brighter side of life: Agriculture, commerce, and family life, 1450-1600
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663881289
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1 online resource (x, 372 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780824841591
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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22573/ctt225tvwq
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not applicable
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(OCoLC)663881289
Label
Japan's medieval population : famine, fertility, and warfare in a transformative age, William Wayne Farris
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-360) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New problems, same result: Mortality in early Medieval Japan, 1150-1280 -- Change within basic continuity: Agriculture, labor, commerce, and family life, 1150-1280 -- The dawn of a new era: lowered mortality and the "Muromachi Optimum," 1280-1450 -- The best of times: Agriculture, commerce, and fertility, 1280-1450 -- Return of the Demons of Yore: Morality during the warring states and unification eras, 1450-1600 -- The brighter side of life: Agriculture, commerce, and family life, 1450-1600
Control code
663881289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824841591
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tvwq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663881289

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