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History of Japan
History of Japan
Isaac Meyer

This podcast, assembled by a former PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history.... more

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Episodes

Episode 520 - The Age of Chaos

This week on the Revised Intro to Japanese History: the social, religious, and economic changes of the Sengoku period. Though... more

16 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Episode 519 - The Low Conquers the High, Part 2

This week, we look at the flip side of the chaos of the Sengoku era in the form of two... more

09 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 518 - The Low Conquers the High, Part 1

This week on the Revised Introduction to Japanese History: our first foray into the age of civil war! We're looking... more

02 Feb 2024 · 35 minutes
Episode 517 - The Center Cannot Hold

This week: the Muromachi bakufu comes crashing down, thanks to a combination of structural weaknesses and a shogun who is... more

26 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Episode 516 - From the Ashes

This week: Go-Daigo's regime collapses, and a second samurai government, the Muromachi bakufu, emerges. How did Ashikaga Takauji successfully establish... more

20 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 515 - Slouching Towards Kyoto

This week: the dramatic career of Emperor Go-Daigo, who brought down the Kamakura shogunate and ended Hojo rule in Japan.... more

12 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 514 - The Structure of Medieval Japan

This week, we're taking a look at some of the economic and social structures of Kamakura period Japan in order... more

29 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
Episode 513 - The Specter of the Continent

This week: why did the Mongols invade Japan? How did a seemingly invincible military machine falter in its assaults on... more

22 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Episode 512 - The New Buddhisms

This week: the advent of the medieval era brings with it new strands of Buddhism that will radically remake the... more

15 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Episode 511 - Tipping the Balance

This week: the rise of the Minamoto clan, the destruction of the Taira clan, and the birth of a new... more

08 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
History of Japan
Episode 520 - The Age of Chaos
History of Japan