Introduction of Christianity and subsequent Consequences
...five groups of interacting factors have been especially important: the damage that people have inflicted on their environment; climate change; enemies; changes in friendly trading partners; and the society's political, economic and social responses to these shifts...
Jared Diamond's Thesis
Bornmann, Gregory, and Carl M. Bornmann. "Tokugawa Law: How It Contributed to the Economic Success of Japan." Acadamia.edu. Journal of Kibi International University, School of International and Industrial Studies, 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. Regarding currency, the Tokugawa Shogunate collapsed in the middle 1800's, and this article was published in 2002, and updated in 2014. It deals directly with the success of the Tokugawa Shogunate from an economical standpoint, something that could very well help me in my project. The writers were hired by their publisher, the International University at Kibi, which gives them authority to write an article like this. THis article is very well writed, without any determinable bias. There are no spelling errors in it, and it does ring true when cross referenced with other sources. The authors' point of view is clearly impartial, and the article was written to inform.
Diamond, Jared M. "Chapter 9: Opposite Paths to Success." Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2005. 277-308. Print.
Gluck, Carol, Donald Keene, Robert B. Oxnam, Henry D. Smith, II, and H. P. Varley. "Asian Topics on Asia for Educators || Tokugawa Japan." Asian Topics on Asia for Educators || Tokugawa Japan. Columbia University, 2002. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. This information is as current as it gets for 200 year old information, electronically published in 2002, and last edited in 2014. This information is indeed relevant to the Tokugawa Shogunate and possible reasons for its collapse. These authors speak with firm yet oddly comforting authority. They all work at a Range of Universities as professors. When crossed-checked with other documents, the information appears to be spot on, without fault. And, finally, it's purpose is clearly to educate, and is presented without bias.
"Japan." The Ancient World: Civilizations of Asia and the Pacific. Ed. Eric H. Cline, Ph. D and Sarolta A. Takács, Ph. D. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2007. 59. Print. This book was found in the NCHS Library,and was selected to be useful for this specific project.