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The forty-seven Rōnin : the vendetta in history

Author: John Allen Tucker
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Forty-seven Rōnin vendetta is one of the most famous incidents in Japanese history, but it is also one of the most misunderstood. This book seeks to provide, via critical analyses of relevant documents, a credible account of the vendetta and its afterlife in history. It suggests that when considered historically and holistically, the vendetta appears as a site of contested cultural ground, with conflicts,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Allen Tucker
ISBN: 9781107096875 1107096871 9781107480759 1107480752
OCLC Number: 1019999186
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : vendetta overview --
Time and place --
Eyewitnesses to bloodshed --
Rōnin schisms --
Laying souls to rest --
Confucian versus Confucian debates --
Confucian versus Confucian, round two --
History on stage --
Domestic, foreign, and anti-foreign reflections --
Modern revivals --
The Vendetta through 1945 --
Domesticating the Vendetta.
Responsibility: John A. Tucker, East Carolina University.

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John A. Tucker presents the first comprehensive historical study of one of the most famous events in Japanese history: the Forty-Seven Ronin vendetta. This engaging, accessible study provides  Read more...

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