Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan / Edition 1

Peasant Protests and Uprisings in Tokugawa Japan / Edition 1

by Stephen Vlastos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520072030

ISBN-13: 9780520072039

Pub. Date: 08/16/1990

Publisher: University of California Press


The Japanese peasant has been thought of as an obedient and passive subject of the feudal ruling class. Yet Tokugawa villagers frequently engaged in unlawful and disruptive protests. Moreover, the frequency and intensity of the peasants' collective action increased markedly at the end of the Tokugawa period. Stephen Vlastos's examination of the changing patterns

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The Japanese peasant has been thought of as an obedient and passive subject of the feudal ruling class. Yet Tokugawa villagers frequently engaged in unlawful and disruptive protests. Moreover, the frequency and intensity of the peasants' collective action increased markedly at the end of the Tokugawa period. Stephen Vlastos's examination of the changing patterns of peasant protest in the Fukushima area shows that peasant mobilization was restricted both ideologically and organizationally and that peasants did not become a prime moving force in the Meiji Restoration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520072039
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/16/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

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