publication . Article . 1999

Riforme economiche e lotte politiche nel Giappone medievale. Il governo delle attività economiche durante le guerre civili del XVI secolo

Gresti Maurizio;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1999 Journal: Rivista di storia economica, issue 1, pages 87-110
XVI century Japan ended a long period of transition: finally a new and stable institutional framework emerged under the Tokugawa "shogun". For a very long time the Imperial court, confined in Kyoto, had played an almost symbolic rule, while the power was in the hands of military governments (bakufu). However bakufu were increasingly unable to control local developments and in the provinces a new class of powerful landlords ("daimyo") was gaining autonomy in military, judicial, administrative and economic matters. The system of property rights and income distribution played a central role in shaping the new social and economic structure. For many centuries, this ...
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