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Griffis, William Elliot 1843-1928

Overview
Works: 400 works in 1,470 publications in 3 languages and 17,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Art  Fiction  Military history  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Composer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: DS835, 952
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The mikado's empire : a history of Japan from the age of the Gods to the Meiji era, (660 B.C.-A.D. 1872) by William Elliot Griffis( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its day the most popular book on the then-mysterious nation of Japan, this volume covers the history and culture of Japan from the earliest times to the Meiji Restoration of 1868. William Elliot Griffis (1843 & ndash;1928) was an educator and writer and a respected authority on Japanese culture
Corea, the hermit nation. I. Ancient and mediaeval history. II. Political and social Corea. III. Modern and recent history by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

106 editions published between 1882 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 1,097 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
The Mikado's Empire by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

66 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 771 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 )

64 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 683 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 )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the East : a glance at our history, prospects, problems, and duties in the Pacific Ocean by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

14 editions published between 1899 and 1915 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Uncle Victor and his intern, Erin's new boyfriend Journey, reexamine evidence from the murder trial that sent Journey's father to prison, she and her friends, Spam and Lysa, ignore orders not to meddle with the case
China's story in myth, legend, art and annals by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

25 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Townsend Harris, first American envoy in Japan by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

23 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mikado's empire by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

30 editions published between 1876 and 1973 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 345 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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1923 and 1952 in English and held by 334 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
The Pilgrims in their three homes, England, Holland, America by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

23 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch fairy tales for young folks by William Elliot Griffis( )

13 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago, in Dutch Fairy Land, there lived a young mermaid who was very proud of her good looks. She was one of a family of mere or lake folks dwelling not far from the sea. Her home was a great pool of water that was half salt and half fresh, for it lay around an island near the mouth of a river. Part of the day, when the sea tides were out, she splashed and played, dived and swam in the soft water of the inland current. When the ocean heaved and the salt water rushed in, the mermaid floated and frolicked and paddled to her heart's content. Her father was a gray-bearded merryman and very proud of his handsome daughter. He owned an island near the river mouth, where the young mermaids held their picnics and parties and received the visits of young merrymen
Sir William Johnson and the Six nations by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

22 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1894 and 1922 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het brave kleine Holland and wat zij ons geleerd heeft
The Japanese nation in evolution; steps in the progress of a great people by William Elliot Griffis( Book )

23 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and held by 296 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 )

9 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welsh fairy tales by William Elliot Griffis( )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mikado's empire : a history of Japan from the age of the Gods to the Meiji era, (660 B.C.-A.D. 1872)
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

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 (567)

Japanese (24)

Korean (6)

Covers
Corea, the hermit nation. I. Ancient and mediaeval history. II. Political and social Corea. III. Modern and recent historyThe religions of Japan : from the dawn of history to the era of MéijiThe Mikado's empireMillard Fillmore, constructive statesman, defender of the Constitution, president of the United StatesDutch fairy tales for young folksWelsh fairy talesJapan in history, folk lore and art