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Published: 14 October 2020

336 Pages | 37 illustrations


ISBN: 9780198832034

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The Shogun's Silver Telescope

God, Art, and Money in the English Quest for Japan, 1600-1625

Timon Screech

  • Tells the little-known story of Britain's first trade with Japan - Japan is a massive economic power today, but few people are aware that King James sent a present to the shogun already in 1611
  • Reinterprets the early history of the East India Company, the world's biggest trading organisation until the 20th century
  • Puts early seventeenth-century English art and culture into an international context