Warrior Rule in Japan

Warrior Rule in Japan

by Marius Jansen
     
 

Japan's political history was dominated by the struggle of competing leagues of fighting men from the 12th to the 19th century. Tracing the development of warrior rule and dominance, this volume brings together selected chapters from Volumes 3 and 4 of The Cambridge History of Japan. See more details below

Overview

Japan's political history was dominated by the struggle of competing leagues of fighting men from the 12th to the 19th century. Tracing the development of warrior rule and dominance, this volume brings together selected chapters from Volumes 3 and 4 of The Cambridge History of Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521482394
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Kamakura bakufu1
The background to the Gempei War2
The Gempei War7
The Gempei aftermath: jito and shugo14
The road to Jokyu21
The Jokyu disturbance and its aftermath25
Bakufu governance29
Shugo and jito35
The bakufu at mid-century42
2The decline of the Kamakura bakufu44
The Mongol invasions and the Kamakura bakufu47
Japan after the Mongol wars64
The fall of the Kamakura bakufu76
3The Muromachi bakufu91
The rise of the Ashikaga house93
The founding of the Muromachi bakufu99
The path to Ashikaga legitimacy105
Shogun, shugo, and provincial administration109
The Muromachi distribution of power117
The Muromachi bakufu: instruments of administration and enforcement127
Bakufu fiscal and manpower supports135
The last hundred years141
4The bakuhan system147
The Tokugawa house and its rise to power149
Formation of the Edo bakufu164
The bakuhan power structure169
The Edo shogunate: the authority structure175
Bakufu organization180
5The han202
The han and central control, 1600-1651210
The han and central control after 1651220
Han finances232
Han politics244
Bibliography255
Glossary-index271

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