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Prisoners from Nambu Prisoners from Nambu is an historical account of Dutch sailors who were held captive by the Japanese in the 1640s. The book begins with a thorough and educational introduction that sets up the plot of the story nicely. Here we get a brief telling of Japanese history as well as its relationship to China and the rest of the world in the 1600s. Most importantly we are told of Japan’s policy to eradicate Christianity and its relations with Holland, both issues play heavily in to the rest of the story. In the spring of 1643 two Dutch ships set sail for the island nation of Japan. Bothe the Castricom and the Breskens set sail with a detailed set of instructions out lining their voyage. They were to sail along the length of Honshu in search of trading cities at the north of the island. The crews were to go ashore in search of trading opportunities where possible. Once this was done they were given time to explore the west coast of America in search of islands of gold and silver. All the while each ship was to keep a
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HISTOTY 680-122 taught by Professor Hesselink during the Spring '08 term at UNI.

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