The Meiji Restoration

Monarchism, Mass Communication and Conservative Revolution

  • Alistair D. Swale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alistair D. Swale
    Pages 1-19
  3. Alistair D. Swale
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  4. Alistair D. Swale
    Pages 87-126
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 182-206

About this book


The Meiji Restoration of 1868 is one of the most astonishing political events of the modern era, yet it doesn't fit easily with Western precedents of mass mobilization and social transformation. This book challenges some of the preconceptions that have hindered the Restoration being understood on its own terms.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alistair D. Swale
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36925-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24579-2
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