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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 618: Bordering the Islands, II: Maritime Networks, Economic Spaces, and Political Powers in the Middle Ages - The Japanese Archipelago

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAKENHI) / Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Organiser:Minoru Ozawa, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Moderator/Chair:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Paper 618-aCoinage within and across Borders in Medieval Japan
(Language: English)
Takashi Kawato, Faculty of Economics Chiba Keizai College
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies, Numismatics
Paper 618-bThe Distribution of Earthenware from the Main Island to Peripheral Areas in Medieval Japan: A Case of Echizen Earthenware
(Language: English)
Hisashi Takagi, Faculty of Letters Yasuda Women's University Hiroshima
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Trade, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 618-cEndurance Strategy in Samurai Battles in Later Medieval Japan
(Language: English)
Yuichi Goza, International Research Center for Japanese Studies Kyoto
Index terms: Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

These two related sessions aim, first, to investigate the historical role of islands as border spaces in the maritime networks of the Middle Ages, and second, to locate the Middle Ages in a maritime and global perspective through connections and the comparison of islands and the human activity on them. The first session consisting of four speakers covers the economic and political functions of several islands from Northern Europe through the Mediterranean to East Asia. Based on the first session's discussions, each of the second session's papers concentrates on aspects of currency, trade and military affairs in the Japanese archipelago in the age of encounter of East Asia with Christian Europe.