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Griffis, William Elliot 1843-1928

Overview
Works: 365 works in 1,346 publications in 3 languages and 15,791 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Naval history  Art  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Composer, Other, Speaker
Classifications: DS835, 952
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The Mikado's Empire by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

62 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respected authority on Japan, William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928) did much to foster understanding between the United States and Japan in the late nineteenth century. This was his most popular work on the subject. It is arranged in two sections, with maps and illustrations throughout. The first part is a detailed history of Japan from 660 BCE, covering factual events as well as mythological elements of the Japanese past. This is followed by a personal account of the four years Griffis lived in Japan, during which the country underwent significant modernisation. Highly successful, the work went through twelve editions following its initial publication in 1876. It is reissued here in its second edition of 1877 and features improvements, such as the addition of content in the appendices and footnotes, made in response to comments by critics. Giffis' Corea, the Hermit Nation (1882) is also reissued in this series
The religions of Japan : from the dawn of history to the era of Méiji by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

60 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corea, the hermit nation. I. Ancient and mediaeval history. II. Political and social Corea. III. Modern and recent history by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

40 editions published between 1882 and 1911 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described as a 'hermit nation' because it isolated itself from the rest of the world, Korea remained very little known to English speakers in the late nineteenth century. During his time in Japan, the American author and educator William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928), who did much to foster understanding between the United States and Japan, became fascinated by Korea and its influence on Japanese history and culture. This historical outline of Korea is compiled from printed sources and eyewitness accounts rather than from personal experience since Griffis was yet to visit Korea at this point. Despite this, and the fact that he was sometimes criticised for presenting Korea in comparison with Japan, this book was well received. First published in 1882, it contains an annotated bibliography and features maps and illustrations throughout. Griffis' most famous work on Japan, The Mikado's Empire (1877), is also reissued in this series
Corea, the hermit nation by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

66 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described as a 'hermit nation' because it isolated itself from the rest of the world, Korea remained very little known to English speakers in the late nineteenth century. During his time in Japan, the American author and educator William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928), who did much to foster understanding between the United States and Japan, became fascinated by Korea and its influence on Japanese history and culture. This historical outline of Korea is compiled from printed sources and eyewitness accounts rather than from personal experience since Griffis was yet to visit Korea at this point. Despite this, and the fact that he was sometimes criticised for presenting Korea in comparison with Japan, this book was well received. First published in 1882, it contains an annotated bibliography and features maps and illustrations throughout. Griffis' most famous work on Japan, The Mikado's Empire (1877), is also reissued in this series
Townsend Harris, first American envoy in Japan by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

24 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Walloons: at home in lands of exile and in America by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

6 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Walloons, the French-speaking people of present-day Belgium, whose ancestors fled to the Netherlands, England, Sweden and the Americas to flee religious persecution during the Protestant Reformation
America in the East : a glance at our history, prospects, problems, and duties in the Pacific Ocean by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

13 editions published between 1899 and 1915 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbeck of Japan; a citizen of no country; a life story of foundation work inaugurated by Guido Fridolin Verbeck by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's story in myth, legend, art and annals by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

24 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave little Holland, and what she taught us by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

30 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het brave kleine Holland and wat zij ons geleerd heeft
The Mikado's empire by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

25 editions published between 1876 and 1968 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pilgrims in their three homes, England, Holland, America by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

21 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Johnson and the Six nations by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

21 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese nation in evolution; steps in the progress of a great people by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

20 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lengthy work seeks to present the history of Japan and its people from the prehistoric cultures of Nippon up through the Japanese-Russo war and the nation's rise as a world power
Dux Christus, an outline study of Japan by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

8 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millard Fillmore, constructive statesman, defender of the Constitution, president of the United States by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

11 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American in Holland; sentimental rambles in the eleven provinces of the Netherlands by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

13 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Calbraith Perry: a typical American naval officer by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

18 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in history, folk lore and art by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

25 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corea, without and within: chapters on Corean history, manners and religion by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

10 editions published in 1885 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Mikado's Empire
Alternative Names
Griffis, W. E. 1843-1928

Griffis, W. E. (William Elliot)

Griffis, W. E. (William Elliot), 1843-1928

Griffis, William E.

Griffis, William E. 1843-1928

Griffis, William Eliot.

Griffis, William Eliot 1843-1928

Griffis, William Elliot

Griffis, William Elliot 1843-1928

Griffis, Wm. Elliot

Gurifisu, 1843-1928

Gurifisu, W. E. 1843-1928

Gurifisu, Wiriamu Eriotto 1843-1928

Gurihisu

Kŭripʻisŭ, W. E. 1843-1928

William Elliot Griffis Amerikaans schrijver (1843-1928)

Гриффис В. Э. 1843-1928

Гриффис, Уильям Эллиот

그리피스, W.E.

그리피스, W. E. 1843-1928

그리피스, 윌리엄 엘리어트 1843-1928

그리피스, 윌리엄 엘리엇 1843-1928

그리피스, 윌리엄 엘리오트 1843-1928

ウィリアム・グリフィス

グリヒス

グリフィス, 1843-1928

グリフィス, W.E.

グリフィス, W. E 1843-1928

グリフィス, ウィリアム エリオット

希利比土

Languages
English (534)

Japanese (21)

Korean (6)

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The religions of Japan : from the dawn of history to the era of MéijiCorea, the hermit nationThe Mikado's empireMillard Fillmore, constructive statesman, defender of the Constitution, president of the United StatesMatthew Calbraith Perry: a typical American naval officerJapan in history, folk lore and art