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Description - Shinto in History by John Breen

This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development through the medieval, pre-modern and modern periods. The essays in this book address such key topics as Shinto and Daoism in early Japan, Shinto and the natural environment, Shinto and state ritual in early Japan, Shinto and Buddhism in medieval Japan, and Shinto and the state in the modern period. All of the essays highlight the dynamic nature of Shinto and shrine history by focusing on the three-way relationship, often fraught, between local shrine cults, Shinto agendas and Buddhism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700711727
ISBN-10: 0700711724
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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