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Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan

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ISBN-10: 0691019290

ISBN-13: 9780691019291

Edition: 1989

Authors: Gary L. Ebersole

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $62.50
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.98" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English