In search of the way : thought and religion in early-modern Japan, 1582-1860 (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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In search of the way : thought and religion in early-modern Japan, 1582-1860

Author: Richard John Bowring
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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This is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and proceeds to cover the changing nature of the relationship between Buddhism and secular authority, new developments in Shinto, and the growth of 'Japanese studies'. The main emphasis, however, is on the process by which  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard John Bowring
ISBN: 9780198795230 0198795238
OCLC Number: 976015682
Description: XII, 329 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: 1582-1680; PART II: 1680-1786; PART III: 1786-1860
Responsibility: Richard Bowring.

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A history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1582-1860), this volume deals with social, cultural, and religious interplay, primarily focusing on the  Read more...

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