DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 820 524 books.
Search: 


📙 Shinto : a history by Hardacre, Helen — free epub


Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today. Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami. These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that local rites mirror the monarch's ceremonies. Through this theatre of state, it is thought, the human, natural, and supernatural worlds will align in harmony and prosper.

Often called "the indigenous religion of Japan," Shinto's institutions, rituals, and symbols are omnipresent throughout the island nation. But, perhaps surprisingly, both its religiosity and its Japanese origins have been questioned. Hardacre investigates the claims about Shinto as the embodiment of indigenous tradition, and about its rightful place in the public realm. Shinto has often been represented in the West as the engine that drove Japanese military aggression. To this day, it is considered provocative for members of the government to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which honors the Japanese war dead, and this features as a source of strain in Japan's relations with China and Korea. The Yasukuni Shrine is a debated issue in Japanese national politics and foreign relations and reliably attracts intensive media coverage. Hardacre contends, controversially, that it was the Allied Occupation that created this stereotype of Shinto as the religion of war, when in fact virtually all branches of Japanese religions were cheerleaders for the war and imperialism.

The history and nature of Shinto are subjects of vital importance for understanding contemporary Japan, its politics, its international relations, and its society. Hardacre's magisterial work will stand as the definitive reference for years to come.


About book:

About file:

  • File size: 15 198 310
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


A New History of Shinto (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)
A New History of Shinto (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion) free pdf by John Breen, Mark Teeuwen

This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity.Offer...

A New History of Shinto
A New History of Shinto pdf free by John Breen, Mark Teeuwen

This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity.Offer...

American Military History: The United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917
American Military History: The United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, 1775-1917 (Volume I) download pdf by Mr. Richard Winship Stewart, Center of Military History (U.S. Army)

This latest edition of an official U.S. Government military history classic provides an authoritative historical survey of the organization and accomplishments of the United States Army. This scholarly yet readable book is designed to inculcate an aware...

History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II Universtiy of Macau, China 10-12 October 1998
History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II Universtiy of Macau, China 10-12 October 1998 free download by Luis Saraiva, Conference History of Mathematical Scie

This book explores the interaction between Europe and East Asia between the 16th and the 18th centuries in the field of mathematical sciences, bringing to the fore the role of Portugal as an agent of transmission of European science to East Asia. It is an...

The Reader's Companion to Military History
The Reader's Companion to Military History download pdf by Society for Military History, Robert Cowley, Geoffrey Parker

How did war originate? What makes a war popular or unpopular at home? How common is desertion or mutiny? What makes a successful guerrilla insurgency? How have armies been fed throughout history? The Reader's Companion to Military History addresses these ...

History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II Universtiy of Macau, China 10-12 October 1998
History Of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal And East Asia II Universtiy of Macau, China 10-12 October 1998 free pdf by Luis Saraiva, Conference History of Mathematical Scie

This book explores the interaction between Europe and East Asia between the 16th and the 18th centuries in the field of mathematical sciences, bringing to the fore the role of Portugal as an agent of transmission of European science to East Asia. It is an...

Landmarks in Mechanical Engineering (History of Technology)
Landmarks in Mechanical Engineering (History of Technology) free epub by ASME International History and Heritage

The book describes, and where possible illustrates, historic mechanical engineering landmarks, representing the accomplishments of mechanical engineers over the past 250 years-from the steam engine of Thomas Newcomen (1712), which launched the Industrial ...

The Welty collection: a guide to the Eudora Welty manuscripts and documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
The Welty collection: a guide to the Eudora Welty manuscripts and documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History free download by Suzanne Marrs, Eudora Welty, Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History

This valuable & extensive guide is an annotated listing of all the materials in the Eudora Welty collection of the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History. Almost all the materials in the collected were donated by Welty to her native state, including manu...

Historical Dictionary of Shinto (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)
Historical Dictionary of Shinto (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series) epub download by Stuart D. B. Picken

One of Japan's major religions, Shinto has no doctrines and there are no sacred texts from which religious authority can be derived. It does not have an identifiable historical founder, and it has survived the vicissitudes of history through rituals and s...