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LJS 454 – Seiyō Senpaku Zukai

For the majority of the Edo period (1600-1868), the Japanese shogunate enforced a policy of isolationism referred to the sakoku policy, codified in the 1630s and ended with Matthew Calbraith Perry’s (1794-1858) high-pressure negotiations to open Japan to Western trade. 2,015 more words

42 Historical People, No. 11: Kosa Pan, Siamese diplomat and nationalist.

Before the period of European imperialism in Asia and Africa in the 19th century, we tend to think of Europe and the rest of the world (excluding the Americas) as pursuing pretty separate tracks. 514 more words


‘The first M.P. to fall’: the Hon. Arthur Edward Bruce O’Neill (1876-1914)

Over the next four years, we’ll be blogging short biographies of the MPs who died fighting in the First World War. Dr Kathryn Rix, of the… 727 more words

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Revue d'histoire nordique, issue 17/2013

I recently received issue 17 of the Revue d’Histoire Nordique / Nordic Historical Review. This issue is dedicated to World War II as seen from the Nordic Countries, with a special focus on Norway. 931 more words