Review From User :
Not a narrative but rather, as is the way of Cambridge Histories, an anthology of scholarly chapters on various topics that cover the era involved; herein Ancient Japan. This includes pre-history, stone age, the various early settlements that we know about more from archaeology than from written sources, including the fascinating elusive burial mound cultures. There is also much on the early contacts with Korea and China, who exported writing, Buddhism, wet-rice agriculture, metallurgy and systems of government the Japanese. Not what you'd call a ripping great read, and the maps were very hard to decipher but, if you're serious about learning the history of the Japanese, this series is much-required reading.
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