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The Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan

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This celebrated literary classic has delighted generations of Japanese. In its pages, you will find a vivid contemporary description of the fourteenth-century intrigues and battles that led to the destruction of the Hojo family, the military overlords of the nation, and made it possible for the Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339), one of Japan's most remarkable sovereigns, to reassert the power of the throne. Go-Daigo's first hesitant attempts to overthrow the Hojo, the early defeats suffered by his supporters, his dethronement and exile, the legendary exploits of his generals, the growing strength of his arms, and his ultimate return to the throne are all recounted in engrossing detail.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The anonymous authors of andlt;Iandgt;The Taiheikiandlt;/iandgt; diversify their narrative through skillful use of the rich treasure house of the Chinese dynastic histories, the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings underlying the strict warrior code of loyalty and filial piety. They write with a deep sense of the inevitability of karmaand#8212;determined fate and the impermanence of man and his worksand#8212;but the spirit of the age is reflected in their praise of valor and military prowess, their taste for descriptions of the trappings of war, and their frequent irreverent asides. Considered a part of the andlt;iandgt;gunki monogatariandlt;/iandgt;, or war tales canon in Japan, andlt;iandgt;The Taiheikiandlt;/iandgt; celebrates martial adventure and can be seen as a prose counterpart to the Homeric epics of the andlt;iandgt;Iliadandlt;/iandgt; and the andlt;iandgt;Odysseyandlt;/iandgt;.

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A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Go-Daigo and his court.

Synopsis:

A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Go-Daigo (1288 — 1339) and his court, including his rise to power, his exile and his triumphant return to the throne. Incorporated into this story is the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings that underlie the stern warrior code of loyalty and filial piety.

Synopsis:

A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Goand#8211;Daigo (1288 and#8212; 1339) and his court, including his rise to power, his exile and his triumphant return to the throne. Incorporated into this story is the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings that underlie the stern warrior code of loyalty and filial piety.

About the Author

Dr. Fethi Mansouri is a lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at Deakin

University, Melbourne, Australia. He has previously taught at People's University in

Beijing and the Australian National University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835381
Translator:
McCullough, Helen Craig
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Translator:
McCullough, Helen
Translator:
McCullough, Helen Craig
Author:
McCullough, Helen Craig
Author:
McCullough, Helen
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
japan; japanese literature; history of japan; japan history; japanese
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 bandamp;w illus
Pages:
452
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 17 oz

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A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Go-Daigo and his court.
"Synopsis" by , A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Go-Daigo (1288 — 1339) and his court, including his rise to power, his exile and his triumphant return to the throne. Incorporated into this story is the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings that underlie the stern warrior code of loyalty and filial piety.
"Synopsis" by , A classic tale recounting the adventures and intrigue of Emperor Goand#8211;Daigo (1288 and#8212; 1339) and his court, including his rise to power, his exile and his triumphant return to the throne. Incorporated into this story is the verse of the Six Dynasties and T'ang, and the Confucian teachings that underlie the stern warrior code of loyalty and filial piety.
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