BD. Edmund Blunden
90. [Blunden]. ‘Christianity in Japan’. Review of Christian Century in Japan, 1549-1650, by C. R. Boxer. TLS, 14 September 1951, p. 585.
Blunden finds Boxer’s account ‘masterly’
and offers his own observations about the persecution of Christians and
expulsion of foreigners in Japan in the seventeenth century, which he
believes ‘must be thoughtfully reconsidered in connexion with the
latest phases of Japanese history’. Includes knowledgeable reference
to Oda Nobunaga (Ap),
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Ap),
and Tokugawa Ieyasu (Ap).