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The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

 
 
 
 
The World Turned Upside Down: Medieval Japanese Society (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)
Author: Pierre Fran├žois Souyri
ISBN 13: 9780231118439
ISBN 10: 231118430
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $30.00
 
 

This unique synthetic history of Japan's "middle ages" is a remarkable portrait of a complex period in the evolution of Japan. Using a wide variety of sources — ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples — to form a detailed overview of medieval Japanese society, Souyri demonstrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture while providing an animated account of the era's religious, intellectual, and literary practices.

Reinhard Zullner

Thought provoking. . . . A broad picture of the current state of the art in the field of Japanese medieval history.