Peasant Uprisings in Japan: A Critical Anthology of Peasant Histories

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1991 - History - 268 pages
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Combining translations of five peasant narratives with critical commentary on their provenance and implications for historical study, this book illuminates the life of the peasantry in Tokugawa Japan.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Sakura Sogoro Story
35
A Record of How the Four Orders of People in Mimasaka Ran Riot
77
A Thousand Spears at Kitsunezuka
119
A Tale of a Dream from the Fox Woman Plain
169
A Tale Told in a Dream of a Eulogy to Filial Piety
193
Rereading Peasant Histories of Peasant Uprisings
217
Notes
233
Index
259
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