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The Resource Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales, Paul Varley

Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales, Paul Varley

Label
Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales
Title
Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales
Statement of responsibility
Paul Varley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • In Warriors of Japan a leading cultural historian of premodern Japan draws a rich portrait of warrior life and society in ancient and early medieval times. Through this study, the reader enters the lives of the warriors, observing how they fought, what they believed, what their weapons, armor, and other battle accoutrements were, what customs and personal relationships governed their lives, who their heroes were
  • Although many of the major war tales have been translated into English, Warriors of Japan is the first book-length study of the tales and their place in Japanese history. It is a major contribution to the cultural history of the ancient and medieval periods, revealing much about the medieval psyche and the evolving perceptions of warriors, warfare, and warrior customs
  • Readable as well as scholarly, Warriors of Japan will appeal to the general reader with an interest in Japan as well as to Japan specialists, teachers, and students
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Varley, H. Paul
Dewey number
895.6/3009358
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PL747.25.W3
LC item number
V37 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese fiction
  • Tales
  • War stories, Japanese
  • Generals in literature
  • Japan
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Generals in literature
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese fiction
  • Manners and customs
  • Tales
  • War stories, Japanese
  • Japan
  • Wapens (krijgskunde)
  • Oorlogvoering
  • Krijgsmacht
  • Japans
  • Letterkunde
  • Gunki monogatari
  • Kriegsliteratur
  • Geschichte 900-1700
  • Japan
Label
Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales, Paul Varley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
47011403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585358727
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011403
System 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.
Label
Warriors of Japan as portrayed in the war tales, Paul Varley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
47011403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585358727
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47011403
System 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.

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