54252RE: [Authentic_SCA] Re: A question about peace
- Sep 7, 2006
>I posted the Edo period link because it describes a similar period ofBut what does enforced isolation have to do with peace? The samurai under
>enforced isolation from the outside world as the late Heian
the Tokugawa Shogunate were fratricidal maniacs, albiet rules-obsessed
ones...and the Heian period is marked by constant civil strife.
Incidentally, it was the Tokugawa shoguns who developed the first
Japanese-made gunpowder weapons, to help supress restive daimyos.
Eadric the Potter,
who studied Japanese history and language for years, and still has barely
scratched the surface.
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