By George Sansom
Taken as a complete, the projected historical past represents the end result of the lifestyles paintings of probably the main amazing historian now writing on Japan. not like the well known Short Cultural History, it really is involved quite often with political and social phenomena and basically by the way touches on faith, literature, and the humanities. The remedy is essentially descriptive and actual, however the writer deals a few pragmatic interpretations and indicates comparisons with the historical past of different peoples.
A background of Japan to 1334 describes the expansion from tribal origins of an geared up kingdom on a chinese language version, provides an image of the lifetime of the Royal courtroom, and examines the clash among a cultured city the Aristocracy and a warlike rural gentry. It strains the evolution of a good process of feudal govt which disadvantaged the sovereign of all yet his ritual capabilities and the status of his ancestry. The constitution of eastern feudal society is depicted in a few aspect and defined by way of its inner stresses and its habit in peace and conflict, specifically in the course of the interval of the Mongol assaults within the final many years of the 13th century. the amount ends with the cave in of the feudal executive at Kamakura below the assault of formidable rivals.
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C . and to have reached Yamato some years later. The legend as it stands is quite impossible to accept, though it cer tainly echoes well-based traditions of an eastward expedition of people from western Japan under a chosen leader supported by an armed force. It tells how they embarked in ships and went by easy stages and a roundabout route into the Inland Sea. Then, either on land or by water, they continued eastward until they reached a point near the site of the present city of Okayama, where they stayed for three years collecting provisions (probably by sowing and harvesting rice) and preparing their ships and weapons.
He is high priest and chief among chieftains, but he is not directly concerned with matters of ad ministration. The ancient Japanese word usually translated as “gov ernment” is matsurigoto, which means literally the business of worship, or ceremonial observances. It was in this capacity that the early em perors presided over the state, and of course their sacred function gave them a certain political advantage; but otherwise the autonomy of the leaders of the other great clans was not diminished.
The quality may be conferred by rarity, or by beauty, or by exceptional shape or size, or by great utility, or by past history, or only by the feelings of a worshipper. If there is a difference between the Greek and Roman ideas and those of Japan, it is perhaps in the tendency of the classical myths to give a human likeness to the spirit that inhabits the exceptional things or places singled out as having a superior essence. In Japanese mythology there is nothing to correspond to the nymphs, dryads, and oreads which are the spirits of streams, woods, and hills in our classical lands.
A History of Japan to 1334 by George Sansom