The Taming Of The Samurai

Author: Eiko Ikegami
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674868083
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This book demonstrates how Japan's so-called harmonious collective culture is paradoxically connected with a history of conflict.

Bonds Of Civility

Author: Eiko Ikegami
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521601153
Size: 79.61 MB
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Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images became central to Japan's cultural identities.

Hired Swords

Author: Karl F. Friday
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804726965
Size: 36.72 MB
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Tracing the evolution of state military institutions from the seventh through the twelfth centuries, this book challenges much of the received wisdom of Western scholarship on the origins and early development of warriors in Japan.

Mirror Of Modernity

Author: Stephen Vlastos
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206373
Size: 42.53 MB
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This collection of essays challenges the notion that Japan's present cultural identity is the simple legacy of its pre-modern and insular past.

Warriors Of Japan

Author: H. Paul Varley
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824816018
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Although many of the major war tales have been translated into English, Warriors of Japan is the first book-length study of the tales and their place in Japanese history.

Samurai Warfare And The State In Early Medieval Japan

Author: Karl F. Friday
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415329620
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This work incorporates nearly twenty years of on-going research and draws on both new readings of primary sources and the most recent secondary scholarship. It overturns many of the stereotypes that have dominated views of the period.

Sacred Texts And Burried Treasures

Author: William Wayne Farris
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820305
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Offering an insight into early Japanese history (AD 100-800), this text examines: Yamatai, the lost realm of the third-century Queen Himiko; Japan-Korea relations 350-700; the creation of capital cities 645-800; and the appropriation of ...