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Auteur: John Breen
Taal: Engels
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  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9781444357684
  • Druk: 1
  • september 2011
  • 280 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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This accessible guide to the development of Japan's indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto's enduring religious identity.

  • Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original research

  • Examines key evolutionary moments in the long history of Shinto, including the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and provides the first critical history in English or Japanese of the Hie shrine, one of the most important in all Japan

  • Traces the development of various shrines, myths, and rituals through history as uniquely diverse phenomena, exploring how and when they merged into the modern notion of Shinto that exists in Japan today

  • Challenges the historic stereotype of Shinto as the unchanging, all-defining core of Japanese culture


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It is a measure of the book s achievement that it has managed to introduce such scholarly notions in a way that is at once accessible and instructive. Even those skeptical about its claims would have to admit the solidity of the research, and the book renders valuable service by opening up debate about Shinto s origins to a general readership. Its influence is likely to be long lasting. (Japan Review, 2012) Breen and Teeuwen offer a postmodern, historical exposition of Shinto. In addition to independent research, they draw on a wide field of contemporary Japanese Shinto studies ... The book is thus not only a result of solid academic work-it is also an ambitious political assessment. (Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, 2010) But for anyone interested in Shinto studies, religion and nationalism, and the contested and ever-changing nature of religious traditions, this is an essential read. (Religious Studies Review, 1 March 2011) Written by two scholars at the forefront of the study of Japanese religions, this book offers much more than a brief history . It is in fact a very bold and lucid attempt to redraw the parameters that govern our understanding of that elusive body of thought and practice we call Shinto This book will surprise and on occasion shock; it will surely be required reading for all those interested in Japan and the Japanese. --Richard Bowring, Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Cambridge

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
E-book
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-09-06
Afmetingen
21,6 x 14 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
280 pagina's
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub
Bestandsgrootte ebook
1,6 MB
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
John Breen Mark Teeuwen
Co-auteur
Mark Teeuwen
Uitgever
Wiley-Blackwell

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NUR code
700
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2011-09-13
Thema Subject Code
QRAC

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