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Description - The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto by Mary Elizabeth Berry

The convulsion of Japan's "Warring States" period between 1467 and 1568 destroyed the medieval order and exposed the framework of an early modern polity. This text investigates the experience of upheaval in Kyoto during this time. Using diaries and urban records, the author explores the violence of war, misrule, private justice, outlawry and popular uprising. She also examines the structures of order, old and new, that abated chaos and abetted social transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520208773
ISBN-10: 0520208773
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 407
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary Elizabeth Berry

Mary Elizabeth Berry is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Hideyoshi (1982).

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