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Mass, Jeffrey P.

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Works: 27 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 5,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Bibliography  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DS859, 952.021
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey P Mass
Medieval Japan; essays in institutional history by John Whitney Hall ( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bakufu in Japanese history ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lordship and inheritance in Early Medieval Japan : a study of the Kamakura Soryō system by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Court and Bakufu in Japan : essays in Kamakura history ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warrior government in early medieval Japan : a study of the Kamakura Bakufu, shugo and jitō by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origins of Japan's medieval world : courtiers, clerics, warriors, and peasants in the fourteenth century by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yoritomo and the founding of the first Bakufu : the origins of dual government in Japan by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antiquity and anachronism in Japanese history by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays is built around a major but previously unstudied theme in Japanese history--the extent to which the exaggeration of antiquity has distorted historical understanding. Ranging widely across the first thousand years of Japanese history, the author juxtaposes contemporary sources with inherited traditions and shows how standard periodizations are now being undone. Much of what has seemed old and potentially older turns out to be just the opposite; in a sense, Japanese history is "not as old as it has seemed to be." This theme of "historical misplacement" is pursued variously in these seven essays, four previously unpublished and three revised for this volume. In Chapters 1 and 7, which deal with the progress of Western historiography on premodern Japan, the author shows how research in primary sources has enabled scholars to challenge some of the most sacred assumptions about Japan's pre-1600 history. Chapter 1 assesses the contribution of John Whitney Hall and the scholarship he has helped to inspire, and Chapter 7 focuses on research done on the Kamakura era and what still needs to be done to increase our knowledge of this strategically placed period. In Chapters 2 and 6, the subject of antiquity is dealt with more directly: key historical terms and the concepts they have generated are relocated to the time frames where they actually appear, and lacunae in the sources--"black holes" in the author's phrase--are probed for possible new insights into the general subject of antiquity. In Chapter 3, the author uses the external historical construction of feudalism to illuminate conditions in medieval Japan, and his search for the language of lordship and vassalage results in some surprising discoveries. Chapter 5 is a kind of primer on contemporary source materials: where to find them, how to translate them, and how to deal with the special problem of vocabulary--unknown words that appear in no dictionaries and words that confound by the multiple contexts in which they appear. Chapter 4 introduces a new topic with a pioneering investigation of personal names, examining individual and group identity from the perspective of the names of individuals in the medieval era. Multiple names--susceptible to change, addition, and subtraction--are shown to reflect a wide spectrum of perception: passage through life's several stages, societal pressures, bondings, gender and kinship and, ultimately, notions of self and others. Altogether, the essays offer a rich mix of history, historiography, revisionism, and personal insight from the preeminent scholar of pre-1600 Japanese medieval documents and history
The development of Kamakura rule, 1180-1250 : a history with documents by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kamakura bakufu : a study in documents by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The J.P. Mass collection : English short cross coins, 1180-1247 by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Currents in medieval Japanese history : essays in honor of Jeffrey P. Mass ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family, law, and property in Japan, 1200-1350 by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sylloge of coins of the British Isles. English short cross coins, 1180-1247 by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of modern society legacies and visions of East Asian cultures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lecture, Prof. Mass illuminates those warriors and that warrior class that seems to express so much of the Japanese spirit and history. But Prof. Mass does not look simply at the samurai themselves. He also looks at the changing interpretations that historians have offered, and his picture differs quite markedly from our conventional view. We learn for esample, that only during relatively breif periods were the samurai violently out of control and beyond the law
Court and Bakufu in Japan : essays in Kamakura history ; [based on papers pres. at a conf. held at Stanford Univ., May 1979] ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early development of the Kamakura bakufu : a study of the shugo and jitō by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yorimoto and the founding of the first Bakufu : the origins of dual government in Japan by Jeffrey P Mass ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One thousand years of the samurai by Jeffrey P Mass ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mass looks at the history of the samurai, Japan's warrior class, originating in the tenth century B.C. He describes the samurai as law upholders, only occasionally violently out of control. He looks at the samurai as bureaucrats upon Japan's emergence onto the world stage
Medieval Japan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mass, Jeffrey.
Mass, Jeffrey 1940-2001
Languages
English (135)
Russian (1)
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