By William M. Tsutsui
A spouse to eastern History offers an authoritative assessment of present debates and methods in the examine of Japan’s history.
• Composed of 30 chapters written by means of a world team of scholars
• Combines conventional views with the newest scholarly concerns
• vitamins a chronological survey with distinct thematic analyses
• offers stimulating interventions into person controversies
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But the subsequent period is marked off by the assumption of greater political power by the newly risen warrior class, whose political center was established by Yoritomo in Kamakura. Thus the Heian period is essentially a political division reflecting an era in which power was exercised from the capital at Heian. In distinction to the subsequent eras of warrior power, it is seen as an age dominated by a small cluster of aristocrats who ruled under the aegis of the emperor by mastery of the civil rather than the military arts.
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A Companion to Japanese History by William M. Tsutsui