The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto

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University of California Press, 1994 - History - 373 pages
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After 1467, war became commonplace in Japan. This book explores that commonplace--the everyday terrain of violence that men and women traced in their diaries, their suits and petitions, their marches and rebellions, their dancing. This is not a book about battles, causes, and resolutions. It is a book about the backwash of battle in a great city, the murkiness and volatility of purpose that marked ever new conflicts. It is about the absence of closure--the resistance to closure--in a long war that broke apart medieval attachments and identities to require fearsome trials with alternatives.
 

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Contents

THEY COLLECTED
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SCENES IN
285
NOTES
303
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
INDEX
365
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Mary Elizabeth Berry is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of "The Culture of Civil War in Kyoto" (UC Press, 1994) and "Hideyoshi" (1982).

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