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The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

by Ruth Benedict

Condition: Very Good-


Sixteenth printing hardcover edition in dust jacket; no prior owner marks; little age tone to text pages, light dust top text block edge; tight bind; clean cloth cover bright gilt titling; dj edge wear: little rubbing along folds, few short tears (will furnish mylar dj protector) ambibab

The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture is an influential study of Japan by Ruth Benedict written at the invitation of the Office of War Information in order to understand and predict the behavior of the Japanese in World War II by reference to a series of contradictions in traditional culture.




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