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1 Gamabunta28th Jan 2012 05:10:59 PM from The very end o the world
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Dear tropers:

I'm interested in Japan' culture and I want to know more about it's history. Could any of you recommend me a good book in english on the subject? I'd appreciate a relatively simple book, for I am not a history expert or academic, only an amateur who wants to become familiar with the basics of Japan's history.

Thank you very much.
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3 Wicked22329th Jan 2012 01:01:30 PM from Death Star in the forest
i don't think this is what media recs is for
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4 Madrugada29th Jan 2012 01:11:35 PM , Relationship Status: In season
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OP: Are you looking for reference books or simply books that use Japan as a setting that you can get ideas from. We're trying to find the place where you'll get the most helpful responses.
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5 Gamabunta29th Jan 2012 01:31:38 PM from The very end o the world
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Thank you mr. moderator. I´m searching books about the history of Japan, to widen my paltry knowledge about it (which mostly comes from anime series as rurouni kenshin). I think it's more appropiate to say I'm looking for a reference book.
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6 Madrugada29th Jan 2012 02:52:25 PM , Relationship Status: In season
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Ok, I've modified the thread title to make that clear. For now we'll leave it here.
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8 Gamabunta31st Jan 2012 10:04:58 PM from The very end o the world
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Thanks a lot :D

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9 TamH7021st Feb 2012 08:15:13 AM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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I would need some book about Greek/Roman (but mostly Greek) for my OEL manga. It features a lot of elements from Greek mithology (similarly as Eva did with Judeochristian and RahXephon did with Mayan), starting with using the names of Gods/Titans from the source for the heroes (eg. the title character is Prometheus). And I want to do my research well, I'm still writing it's background (for a year at least), but I didn't started into it deeply because the lack of knowledge, and my art skills also need some improvement.
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