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Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales

Author: H Paul Varley
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1994.
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The war tales (gunki-mono) of Japan recount the stories of warriors and their battles from the tenth century, when a warrior class first emerged in the provinces of Japan, until the seventeenth century. A blend of history and fiction, the war tales are one of the most important sources of knowledge about Japan's premodern warriors.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Varley, H. Paul.
Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1994
(DLC) 93043651
(OCoLC)29428531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H Paul Varley
ISBN: 0585358729 9780585358727
OCLC Number: 47011403
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Japan Before the War Tales --
1. The Ancient War Tales --
2. The Early Medieval War Tales: Hogen and Heiji --
3. The Tale of the Heike --
4. Yoshitsune --
5. Taiheiki: Chronicle of Great Peace.
Responsibility: Paul Varley.

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A leading cultural historian of premodern Japan draws a rich portrait of the emerging samurai culture as it is portrayed in gunki-mono, or war tales, examining eight major works spanning the  Read more...

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"A rich tapestry which provides many insights into warrior life in the Japanese middle ages. Students will learn a lot from this fine book." --Royal Asiatic Society Journal

 
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