Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History by Karl F. Friday
English | June 19th, 2017 | ISBN: 0415707021 | 433 pages | True PDF | 4.19 MB
Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century.