The Kirishitan of Edo Japan with Stephen Turnbull

The Japanese term Kirishitan, referred to Roman Catholic Christians in Japanese and is used in Japanese texts as a historiographic term for Roman Catholics in Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Stephen Turnbull is a British academic, historian and writer. He is a specialist in eastern military history, particularly in that of Japan.

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Producer: Dan Morelle

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