The Resource Samurai of Seville, John J. Healey

Samurai of Seville, John J. Healey

Label
Samurai of Seville
Title
Samurai of Seville
Statement of responsibility
John J. Healey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sumptuous novel inspired by one of history's most intriguing forgotten chapters-the arrival of Japanese Samurai on the shores of Europe. In 1614, twenty-two Samurai warriors and a group of tradesmen from Japan sailed to Spain, where they initiated one of the most intriguing cultural exchanges in history. They were received with pomp and circumstance, first by King Philip III and later by Pope Paul V. They were the first Japanese to visit Europe and they caused a sensation. They remained for two years and then most of the party returned to Japan; however, six of the Samurai stayed behind, settling in a small fishing village close to Sanlc{uFE22}ar de Barrameda, where their descendants live to this day. Healey imbues this tale of the meeting of East and West with uncommon emotional and intellectual intensity and a rich sense of place. He explores the dueling mentalities of two cultures through a singular romance; the sophisticated, restrained warrior culture of Japan and the baroque sensibilities of Renaissance Spain, dark and obsessed with ethnic cleansing. What one culture lives with absolute normality is experienced as exotic from the outsider's eye. Everyone is seen as strange at first and then-with growing familiarity-is revealed as being more similar than originally perceived, but with the added value of enduring idiosyncrasies. The story told in this novel is an essential and timeless one about the discoveries and conflicts that arise from the forging of relationships across borders, both geographical and cultural
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Summary
A sumptuous novel inspired by one of history’s most intriguing forgotten chapters—the arrival of Japanese Samurai on the shores of Europe
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10571108
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Midwest
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Healey, John J
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Samurai
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Samurai of Seville, John J. Healey
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Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11887848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628727852
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11887848
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11887848
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Samurai of Seville, John J. Healey
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11887848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628727852
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11887848
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11887848
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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