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Medieval Japan Essays in Institutional History by

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Published by Stanford University Press .
Written in English


  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 500 to c 1500,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Japan,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • Medieval,
  • History / Japan

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn Hall (Editor), Jeffrey Mass (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7928648M
ISBN 100804715114
ISBN 109780804715119

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Wilson completed his first translation, Hagakure, while living in an old farmhouse deep in the Japanese countryside. Hagakure saw publication in , the same year Wilson completed an M.A. in Japanese language and literature at the University of Washington. Wilson's other translations include The Book Cited by: 1. A New York Times Notable Book for Giacomo Leopardi is Italy's greatest modern poet, the first European writer to portray and examine the self in a way that feels familiar to us today. A great classical scholar and patriot.   Heike takes place at the end of the 12th century, years before the prior two novels, and is a retelling of Heike Monogatari, the epic tale of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan and the Genpei War. Heike Monogatari is considered one . Fiction set in Feudal Japan? I'd also recommend the comic book Vagabond. It's about feudal Japan and naturally has plenty of action. level 1. 1 point 8 years ago. Not strictly Samurai based but The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell is an excellent book set in feudal Nagasaki.

Imaging Japanese History • Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado • Page 3 Handout M2 (Print Version) Page 3 of 8 Heroic Values We learn about this early medieval time period from a genre of literature called the war tales. These stories are a mixture of fact and fiction. They were originally sung by balladeers. Warriors of Medieval Japan is by no means an all encompassing book, but it is Turnbull divides the book into four sections and examines the Samurai, Ashigaru, Ninja and finally the Warrior Monks, looking closely at their daily lives, skills, accoutrements and weaponry.4/5. "Ambitious and challenging, this book applies comparative political theories to the history of war and state-formation in Japan's violent medieval centuries. Essays by six historians richly depict the complex dynamic that resists easy generalization, while the editors' interpretations suggest new angles for exploring this exciting period further."4/5(1).   Finally we are onto feudal Japan! This book is about the samurai specifically, their history, custom and weapons but the history of Japan at the time is covered extensively. Warlords and the competition for power, Japanese military history and the transformation of towards the absolutist power of Author: Ashlyn Dickson.

  The medieval period of Japan is considered by most historians to stretch from to CE. Stand out features of the period include the replacement of the aristocracy by the samurai class as the most powerful social group, the establishment of shogun military rulers and their regents, the decline in power. Japan - Japan - Medieval Japan: The establishment of the bakufu by Minamoto Yoritomo at the end of the 12th century can be regarded as the beginning of a new era, one in which independent government by the warrior class successfully opposed the political authority of the civil aristocracy. Modern scholarly interpretation, however, has retreated from recognizing a major break and the. The Feudal System was a medieval social system based on obligations between lords [who provided land to work on and protection] and vassals [who gave millitary service in time of war]. In medieval Japan this system consisted mainly of the Emperor, Shogun, Diamyo and Samurai at the top of this social standing and at the bottom the Ronin, Peasants, Artisans and Merchants. Sugita Genpaku (–) was a Japanese scholar known for his translation of Kaitai Shinsho (New Book of Anatomy) from the Dutch-language anatomy book Ontleedkundige Tafelen. As a full-blown translation from a Western language, it was the first of its kind in Japan.