Read the below article from the Saylor Foundation. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • What similarities were there between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the European absolutist monarchies?
  • What differences were there between these systems of rule?
  • What was the position of women in the Tokugawa Shogunate?

The Saylor Foundation, ‘The Tokugawa Shogunate’, February 2013.

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