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The Resource Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680 : resilience and renewal, Lee Butler

Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680 : resilience and renewal, Lee Butler

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Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680 : resilience and renewal
Title
Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680
Title remainder
resilience and renewal
Statement of responsibility
Lee Butler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Emperor and Aristocracy in Japan traces the fate of the imperial Japanese court from its lowest point during the turbulent, century-long sengoku, when the old society, built upon the strength and influence of the court, the priesthood, and a narrow warrior elite, was shaken to its foundations, to the Tokugawa era, when court culture displayed renewed vitality, and tea gatherings, flower arranging, and architecture flourished." "In determining how the court managed to persist and survive, Butler looks into contemporary documents, diaries, and letters to reveal the court's internal politics and protocols, hierarchies, finances, and ceremonial observances. Emperor and courtiers adjusted to the prominence of the warrior elite, even as they held on to the idealogical advantages bestowed by birth, tradition, and culture. To this historical precedent the new wielders of power paid dutiful homage, ever mindful that ranks and titles, as well as the political blessing of the emperor, were advantageous marks of distinction."--book jacket
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DLC
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1958-
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Butler, Lee
Dewey number
952/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS834.1
LC item number
.B88 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
209
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  • Emperors
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
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Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680 : resilience and renewal, Lee Butler
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-399) and index
Contents
1. The Struggle to Survive -- 2. Normalcy and Its Pretenses -- 3. Court Society During Reunification -- 4. Unifiers and Aristocrats -- 5. The Crises of 1609-1610 -- 6. Codifying the Court -- 7. Of Persons and Structures -- 8. The Culture of a New Aristocracy -- App. A. Character List of Japanese Books Collected and Copied by Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1614-1615 -- App. B. Character List of Japanese Terms and Names -- App. C. Aristocratic Diaries of the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Control code
ocm49260732
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780674008519
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024687
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)49260732
Label
Emperor and aristocracy in Japan, 1467-1680 : resilience and renewal, Lee Butler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-399) and index
Contents
1. The Struggle to Survive -- 2. Normalcy and Its Pretenses -- 3. Court Society During Reunification -- 4. Unifiers and Aristocrats -- 5. The Crises of 1609-1610 -- 6. Codifying the Court -- 7. Of Persons and Structures -- 8. The Culture of a New Aristocracy -- App. A. Character List of Japanese Books Collected and Copied by Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1614-1615 -- App. B. Character List of Japanese Terms and Names -- App. C. Aristocratic Diaries of the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Control code
ocm49260732
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780674008519
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002024687
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)49260732

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