To make up for saying I might not get an episode to you this week, I offer you the new show a day early!
This week’s episode is focused on the reunification of Japan under Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu Tokugawa. I wanted to discuss the nature of these three men who have become so famous, and the unifying thread that ties them all together: namely, that they were not very good people.
It’s a long episode, but a great topic — I hope you enjoy it! Give it a listen here.
Totman, A History of Japan.
Jansen, Marius. The Making of Modern Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.