Kyoto: A Cultural History

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - 242 páginas
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Kyoto, the ancient former capital of Japan, breathes history and mystery. Its temples, gardens and palaces are testimony to many centuries of aristocratic and religious grandeur. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. John Dougillexplores this most venerable of Japanese cities, revealing the spirit of place and the individuals that have shaped its often dramatic history. Courtiers and courtesans, poets and priests, samurai and geisha people the pages of his account. Covering twelve centuries in all, the book not onlyprovides a historical overview but also brings to life the cultural magnificence of the city of "Purple Hills and Crystal Streams."
 

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City of Kammu Heian I
1
City of Genji Heian
20
Poet of Passion
28
Postscript
36
City of Heike HeianKamakura
60
City of Zen KamakuraMuromachi
76
City of Noh Muromachi
96
City of Unification AzuchiMomoyama
109
City of Tea Momoyama
124
City of Tradition Edo
143
City of Geisha Edo
173
Cityof Japanese ness Metjt ana after197
197
Further Reading
227
Afy Historical Dates
233
Index of Places
241
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John Dougill is Associate Professor of English, Ryukoku University, Kyoto.

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