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Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 3: Medieval Japan (Kozo Yamamura) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1990) 9780521223546
Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 3: Medieval Japan (Kozo Yamamura) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1990) 9780521223546
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Title: Cambridge History of Japan, Volume 3: Medieval Japan

Author: Yamamura, Kozo

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1990

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521223546

Volumes: 1; Pages: 734

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This third volume in The Cambridge History of Japan is devoted to the three and a half centuries spanning the final decades of the twelfth century when the Kamakura bakufu was founded, to the mid-sixteenth century when civil wars raged following the effective demise of the Muromachi bakufu. Volume 3 contains thirteen specially commissioned essays written by leading Japanese and American scholars that survey the historical events and developments in medieval Japan's polity, economy, society, and culture, as well as its relations with its Asian neighbors. The essays reflect the most recent scholarly research on the history of this period. The volume creates a rich tapestry of the events that took place during these colorful centuries, when the warrior class ruled Japan, institutions underwent fundamental transformations, the economy grew steadily, and Japanese culture and society evolved with surprising vitality to leave legacies that still characterize and affect contemporary Japan.

Contents

Introduction Kozo Yamamura

1. The Kamakura Bakufu Jeffrey P. Mass

2. Medieval shoen Oyama Kyohei

3. The decline of the Kamakura bakufu Ishii Susumu

4. The Muromachi bakufu John Whitney Hall

5. Muromachi local government: shugo and kokujin Imatani Akira

6. The decline of the shoen system Nagahara Keiji

7. The medieval peasant Nagahara Keiji

8. The growth of commerce in medieval Japan Kozo Yamamura

9. Japan and East Asia Kawazoe Shoji

10. Cultural life in medieval Japan H. Paul Varley

11. The other side of culture in medieval Japan Barbara Ruch

12. Buddhism in the Kamakura period Osumi Kazuo

13. Zen and the gozan Martin Collcutt.

Review

"Essays by six American and six Japanese specialists provide readers with significant new perspectives and detailed information on political and economic institutions, foreign relations, and cultural developments ... will be required reading for anyone wishing to take the measure of medieval Japanese historiography in English."--Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History

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