Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan

Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan


By (author) William E. Deal

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 224mm x 26mm | 962g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195331265
  • ISBN 13: 9780195331264
  • Illustrations note: 90 halftones & line illus.
  • Sales rank: 148,203

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William E. Deal provides an introduction to the significant people and events - cultural, social, political, and historical - spanning the beginning of the Kamakura period in 1185 through the end of the Edo (Tokugawa) period in 1868.

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Author information

WIlliam E. Deal obtained a Ph.D. in religious studies from Harvard. He is currently Severance Professor of the History of Religion at case Western Reserve University. Dr. Deal's current research focuses on the relationship between religion and state in Japanese history. He has numerous articles to his credit and has translated part of the Nihon shoki and other early Japanese texts. He is the co-author of Theory for Religious Studies (with Timothy Beal) (Routledge).