Présences occidentales au Japon
Collection Cerf Histoire
432 pages - juin 2011
At the end of the 1930s, a series of important texts on the “Christian Century” (1549-1639) and the presence of the first Westerners in Japan were written by pioneers in this field of study, Henri Bernard-Maître (1889-1975) and Pierre Humbertclaude [1899-1984). The circumstances of their publication in the exclusive "Bulletin de la Maison franco-japonaise" and the journal "Monumenta Nipponica", on the eve of the Second World War, did not give them as wide an audience as they merited. These studies, contemporaneous with the early works of Charles Boxer, author of the famous "Christian Century in Japan", remain irreplaceable references today, thanks to their erudition and global approach. They focus on the missionary presence in Japan, the diffusion of the Christian doctrine and scientific progress in Jesuit publications and Chinese translations of European works, as well as the exchange of knowledge between France and Japan in the form of books of the Edo period and humanist works of the French Renaissance. This reissue of these inaccessible texts in one volume has been made possible by the support of the Franco-Japanese House in Tokyo. It will enable both interested members of the public and specialists to discover the wealth of intellectual ties between Japan and Europe, France in particular, established from the mid-16th century onwards.
- Dimensions : 145x235x23
- ISBN : 9782204085250
- Poids : 670 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Christophe Marquet