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Louis Frederic is the author of numerous scholarly and reference books on Asian and South Asian societies and religions. He lived in Paris until his death in 1996.
This large, beautiful and indispensable volume...is a detailed but concise guide to Japanese history from its beginnings until now, filled with general information but with a particular emphasis on religion and the arts. It contains a detailed chronology as well as a concise bibliography. -- Donald Richie Japan Times 20040808