The Gates of Power : : Monks, Courtiers, and Warriors in Premodern Japan / / Mikael S. Adolphson.

The political influence of temples in premodern Japan, most clearly manifested in divine demonstrations-where rowdy monks and shrine servants brought holy symbols to the capital to exert pressure on courtiers-has traditionally been condemned and is poorly understood. In an impressive examination of...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Asian Studies Backlist (2000-2014) eBook Package
Place / Publishing House:Honolulu : : University of Hawaii Press, , [2000]
Year of Publication:2000
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Physical Description:1 online resource (480 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • List of Maps and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • A Note on Translation and Japanese Names
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Monastic Developments in the Heian Age
  • 3. Capital Politics and Religious Disturbances in the Shirakawa Era (1072-1129)
  • 4. Temples as Allies or Divine Enemies during the Tumultuous Years of Go-Shirakawa (1155-1192)
  • 5. Religious Conflicts and Shared Rulership in the Late Thirteenth Century
  • 6. Protesting and Fighting in the Name of the Kami and the Buddhas
  • 7. Religious Elites and the Ashikaga Bakufu: Collapsing the Gates of Power
  • 8. Epilogue: Religious Power and the Power of Religion in Premodern Japan
  • Appendixes: Conflicts Involving Enryakuji and Kòfukuji, 1061-1400
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Terms and Names
  • References
  • Index