The ghosts of Amakusa: localised opposition to centralised control in Higo Province, 1589–1590

  title={The ghosts of Amakusa: localised opposition to centralised control in Higo Province, 1589–1590},
  author={Stephen R. Turnbull},
  journal={Japan Forum},
  pages={191 - 211}
Abstract The Amakusa Rebellion of 1589–1590 was the last in a series of disturbances that shook Higo province (modern Kumamoto prefecture) following the pacification of Kyushu by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1587. The rebels, almost all Christians, directed their anger against their fellow-Christian Konishi Yukinaga (1558–1600). Previous accounts of the war have blamed Yukinaga's ‘brutality’ against his co-religionists for the ‘poetic justice’ that brought about his defeat and death at Sekigahara… 


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