Sugawara No Michizane And The Early Heian Court / Edition 1

Sugawara No Michizane And The Early Heian Court / Edition 1

by Robert Borgen
     
 

Winner of the 1990 American Historical
Association's James Henry Breasted Prize. A
great book for anyone interested in the Heian period of Japan.See more details below

Overview

Winner of the 1990 American Historical
Association's James Henry Breasted Prize. A
great book for anyone interested in the Heian period of Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824815905
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Explanatory Notes
Preface
Introduction: Michizane: The Man and the Legend1
1A Family of Scholars23
The Origins of the Sugawara24
Sugawara no Kiyokimi (770-842)30
Sugawara no Koreyoshi (812-880)50
2Student Years69
The Origins of the University71
Development: The Popularity of Literature80
The Student Michizane88
3Bureaucrat and Educator113
Young Bureaucrat114
Educator124
"Professorial Difficulties"133
Professional Pleasures and Personal Misfortunes140
4Governor of Sanuki147
An Unexpected Appointment149
The Poet as Governor157
A Journey Home and the Ako Incident169
The Governor as Poet181
5The Rise to High Office197
An Imperial Patron198
Court Scholar and Poet216
6Diplomat227
Relations with Parhae228
A Diplomatic Mission Abandoned240
7From Minister to Exile255
At the Height of His Power257
Downfall270
The Years in Exile289
8Michizane as Tenjin307
The Process of Deification308
Evolution of Tenjin Worship325
Notes341
Bibliography375
Glossary403
Index to the Poems411
Index415

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