The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society / Edition 1

The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society / Edition 1

by Pierre Francois Souyri, Kathe Roth
ISBN-10:
0231118430
ISBN-13:
9780231118439
Pub. Date:
08/27/2003
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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Overview

The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society / Edition 1

This unique synthetic history of Japan's "middle ages" is a remarkable portrait of a complex period in the evolution of Japan. Using a wide variety of sources—ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples—to form a detailed overview of medieval Japanese society, Souyri demonstrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture while providing an animated account of the era's religious, intellectual, and literary practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231118439
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/27/2003
Series: Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chronology of Japanese History with Emphasis on the Middle Ages
Chapter 1. The Curtain Rises
Chapter 2. Social Dynamics in the Late Heian Period
Chapter 3. The Crisis in the Late Twelfth Century
War
Chapter 4. Kamakura: The Warrior Regime
Chapter 5. Kamakura: A Society of Questions
Chapter 6. Kamakura: A Society in Transformation
Chapter 7. The Second Middle Ages: The Turning Point of the Fourteenth Century
Chapter 8. Warriors, Pirates, Peasants, and Priests
Chapter 9. The Splendor and Misery of the Muromachi Century: The Culmination of the Ashikaga and the Development of Trade
Chapter 10. The Splendor and Misery of the Muromachi Century: New Uprisings, New Culture
Chapter 11. The Sengoku Period: Communes, Religious Leagues, and Neighborhood Associations
Chapter 12. The Sengoku Period: Warlords Seeking Power
Glossary of Japanese Words and Names


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