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Japan in the days of the samurai

Author: Virginia Schomp
Publisher: New York : Benchmark Books, ©2002.
Series: Cultures of the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Schomp
ISBN: 0761403043 9780761403043
OCLC Number: 38475424
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: History: living gods and warriors --
Divine rulers --
Birth of the Samurai --
Mongol invasions --
Two warring courts --
Country at war --
Japan's feudal system --
Path to unity --
Great peace --
Opening the doors --
Map --
Cultural history: artistic treasures --
Literature --
Paint and ink --
Flowers and gardens --
Everyday art --
Samurai castles --
Belief system: "land of the gods" --
Shinto: "the way of the gods" --
Buddhism: the path to enlightenment --
Confucianism: the key to harmony --
Christianity: the persecuted faith --
Beliefs and society: a culture shaped by faith --
Gods in government --
Buddhism and the arts --
Zen and Samurai ideals --
Cultured Confucian warrior --
Legacy of the Samurai: the living Samurai spirit --
Dreams of empire --
Business warriors --
Surviving traditions --
Spirit in martial arts.
Series Title: Cultures of the past.
Responsibility: Virginia Schomp.

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Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.

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