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Author Mason, R. H. P.

Title A history of Japan / R.H.P. Mason and J.G. Caiger.

Published Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle Co., [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  952 MASO    AVAILABLE
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description 407 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-384) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Archaic Japan. 1. Environment and Early Settlement. 2. Yamato -- Pt. II. Ancient Japan. 3. The Creation of a Unified State. 4. Culture in the Nara Period. 5. Government in the Heian Period. 6. Heian Literature. 7. Religion in the Heian Period. 8. Architecture and Art in the Heian Period -- Pt. III. Medieval Japan. 9. Rule by the Military Houses. 10. The Failure of Ashikaga Rule: The Vigor of Economic and Cultural Life. 11. Buddhism in the Kamakura and Muromachi Periods -- Pt. IV. Early Modern Japan. 12. Sixteenth-Century Japan. 13. Administration Under the Tokugawa. 14. Society and Culture in Early Modern Japan.
Summary In this newly revised edition of their classic work, Mason and Caiger trace the enthralling evolution of modern Japan from its early pre-history through the post-Cold War period to the collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990s. New findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture. Not merely a chronology of wars, imperial successions, and treaties, A History of Japan provides an in-depth analysis of the religion, culture, and arts of the Japanese people from the 6th century B.C. to the present. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies.
Other author Caiger, J. G. (John Godwin)
Subject Japan -- History.
Japan -- Civilization.
ISBN 080482097X (paperback)