This week: Hideyoshi’s ‘friendship’ proves less useful than hoped, resulting in a 1587 ban on Christianity and Nagasaki losing its independence. How do the city’s Christians and their Jesuit leaders respond to this setback–and to another a few years later, caused by a band of new priests making their way to Japan?
Berry, Mary Elizabeth. Hideyoshi.
Hesselink, Reinier. The Dream of Christian Nagasaki: World Trade and the Clash of Cultures, 1550-1640
Elison, George. Deus Destroyed: The Image of Christianity in Early Modern Japan.