Ghenk; The Mongol Invasion of Japan

Ghenk; The Mongol Invasion of Japan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...by their palms along the prows of their battleships. This example proves with what brutality they treated the defeated isle. What the Mongols intended in taking this island into their power was probably to have it as the depot of their communications and provisions, so they kept their strong army there no longer than a day or two, but immediately sailed for the Kiushu Island in the heat of their triumph. This sort of punishment seemed to have existed in Korea. In the record of the second year of Emperor Tenchi of Japan. (See "Nihongi," by W. G. Aston. II. Reign of Emperor Tenchi.) CHAPTER VI BATTLES IN THE SEA AND LAND OF KIUSHU IT is fresh in our memory that a faithful knight of Iki came to Kiushu Isle with the horrible news of the Mongol raids on the two isles. Kiushu, whereto the brutal force of Kublai set off from the last isle which it had ravaged, is one of the five large islands which compose the empire of Japan, to which the Japanese had given that name, meaning " nine states "; one of those nine, which is situated in the northern extremity of the big island, is called Chikuzen province, the coast of which is the nearest to the isles of Tsushima and Iki, and of which the geographical condition is so important for any invaders attacking the empire, that this district, once occupied, will become a strong base for all the invading operations against her capital in the main island, which faces Kiushu across the narrow channel of Nagato. Also the flat and long coast of Chikuzen has in its front an open sea known as "Ghenkai," across which the island of Iki smiles as companion of the big island. The city or port of Dazai-fu is in the south-western part of the northern Kiushu. And politically Kiushu was, as...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827538
  • 9781236827531