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CONTENTS Preface ix 1940—A Year of Singular Importance 1 Introduction 3 PART I. CREATING IMPERIAL HISTORY 1. Kojiki (712): Japan's First Book 8 Date and Authorship 8 Creating Imperial History 9 Myths of the Age of the Gods 11 Tales of the Age of Human Emperors 14 Acceptance of the Imperial Framework for History 18 2. Nihon Shoki (720): The First National History 20 Date of Composition 20 The Chinese Models 24 System of Dates in History 29 3. The Five National Histories and Imperial Scholarship 33 Historical Writing and Culture 33 Composition and Methods 34 Imperial Bias 37 Modification of the Chinese Models 39 PART II. ACCOMMODATING THE FUJIWARA REGENCY 4. Historical Tales 42 The Fujiwara Regency 42 Eiga Monogatari 44 Okagami 49 Mizukagami 52 Imakagami 52 Conclusion 56 PART III. LEGITIMIZING THE WARRIORS 5. The Rise of Military Government 60 Development of the Manor Economy 60 vii viii POLITICAL THOUGHT IN JAPANESE HISTORICAL WRITING Law and Order 62 Domination of the Court by Military Clans 62 Founding of the Kamakura Bakufu 63 The Revenge of Retired Emperor Go Toba 64 6. War Tales 67 History, Imagination, and Literature 67 The First Work: Masakadoki (Chronicle of Masakado) 70 Battle Histories 72 Later Development 75 PART IV. THE RIDDLE OF THE DEFEATEDEMPERORS 7. Historiography of the Jokyu War 78 The Shock of Defeat 78 Myde Shonin Denki 79 Masukagami 81 Baishoron 85 Persistence of the Imperial Framework 87 PART V. FROM IMPERIAL TO SECULAR HISTORY 8. Historical Principles in Gukansho (1219) 92 The Circumstances of Jien 92 Purposes 93 Periodization 95 Causation 98 Conclusion 101 9. Historical Explanation in Jinno Shotdki (1339) 103 The Imperial Schism of the Fourteenth Century 103 The Circumstances of Kitabatake Chikafusa 106 Assumptions 106 Causation 108 Conclusion 112 10. Secular, Pragmatic History in Tokushi Yoron (1712) 116 History After Kitabatake Chikafusa's Time 116 Rationalism 119 Tokushi Yoron 122 Moral Causation and the Force of the Times 125 Conclusion 129 Appendices 134 A. Reign Dates of Emperors to the Time of Arai Hakuseki 135 B. Principal Works of Historical Tales 138 C. Principal Works of War Tales 139 Notes 141 Bibliography 149 Index 155 ...

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ISBN
9780889208742
Related ISBN
9780889209978
MARC Record
OCLC
243566096
Pages
174
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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