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The samurai : a novel.

Translated by Van C. Gessel

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In the 17th Century, a Japanese trade delegation travels to Mexico accompanied by Father Velasco, a Franciscan missionary acting as interpreter. On the way he converts them, using the argument that this will assure the success of their mission. It doesn’t and on their return to Japan they are persecuted for their new faith.

japanese title: Samurai
notes: Japanese title: Samurai.
subjects: Japan, History, 17th century, Fiction
Tsunenaga Hasekura
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780394727264
OCLC number: 642058390
publisher: Harper & Row, 1982; Kodansha International, 1982; Vintage, 1984, 1989; New Directions, 1997
publication place: New York; New York; New York; New York
japanese publication date: 1980
english publication date: 1982
document type: Book
description: 272 p. ; 22 cm.