A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower

  • Authors
  • Kenneth G. Henshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 1-4
  3. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 139-191
  4. Kenneth G. Henshall
    Pages 192-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 200-264

About this book


In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to circumstance. Japan is shown to be a nation historically impelled by a pragmatic determination to succeed. The book also highlights unresolved questions and little-known facts.


building Enzo Paci history history of literature Japan Japanese Medieval History Medieval Literature Middle Ages nation prehistory Stone Age

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-1272-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50292-5
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