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Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan - Gary L. Ebersole

Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan

Paperback Published: 17th August 1992
ISBN: 9780691019291
Number Of Pages: 356

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This examination of death rituals in early Japan finds in the practice of double burial a key to understanding the Taika Era (645-710 A.D.). Drawing on narratives and poems from the earliest Japanese texts--the Kojiki, the Nihonshoki, and the Man'yoshu, an anthology of poetry--it argues that double burial was the center of a manipulation of myth and ritual for specific ideological and factional purposes. "This volume has significantly raised the standard of scholarship on early Japanese and Man'yoshu studies."--Joseph Kitagawa "So convincing is the historical and religious thought displayed here, it is impossible to imagine how anyone can ever again read these documents in the old way."--Alan L. Miller, The Journal of Religion "A central resource for historians of early Japan."--David L. Barnhill, History of Religions

"So convincing is the historical and religious thought displayed here, it is impossible to imagine how anyone can ever again read these documents in the old way."--The Journal of Religion

ISBN: 9780691019291
ISBN-10: 0691019290
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 17th August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.58