1999 Hardback This book is in very good condition. Spine tight, pages clean and dustjacket intact. Overall shows light use. The spine of the dustjacket is slightly faded.
Social and political life in early modern Japan revolved around three cities: the emperor's city of Kyoto, the shogun's city of Edo and the commercial centre of Osaka. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, and historic engravings, this volume explores the "merchants' capital", Osaka, during the Tokugawa era from 1600 to 1800. The contributors explore topics including the early growth and development of the city, the geography of wealth and power in the 17th century, political dissidence, the theatre, gang violence, and Osaka's religious and intellectual life.