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He in fact helped bring about the feudal arrangements revolving around semi-
autonomous lords called daimyo - that great political balancing act that kept the
Tokugawa shoguns in power for over two and a half centuries. The Tokugawa ...
10 The Buddhists resisted organised oppression well into the fourth decade of
the Tokugawa shogunate that began at the outset of the seventeenth century. An
early bestseller, KiyomizuMonogatari (The Tale ofKiyomizu), published in 1638, ...
8 Herman Ooms, Tokugawa Ideology, Princeton University Press, 1985, p. 44. 9
Ibid., p. 42. 10 Jeffrey P. Mass, 'Introduction', in J. P. Mass and W. B. Hauser (eds.
), The Bakufu in Japanese History, Stanford University Press, 1985, p. 4. 1 1 Dan
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