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Author Teeuwen, Mark.

Title Shinto, a short history / Inoue Nobutaka (editor) ; It o Satoshi, End o Jun and Mori Mizue ; translated and adapted by Mark Teeuwen and John Breen
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003


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Description xiii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Translators' introduction / Mark Teeuwen and John Breen -- Introduction: what is Shinto? / Inoue Nobutaka -- 1. Ancient and classical Japan: the dawn of Shinto / Mori Mizue -- 2. The medieval period: the kami merge with Buddhism / Ito Satoshi -- 3. The early modern period: in search of a Shinto identity / Endo Jun -- 4. The modern age: Shinto confronts modernity / Inoue Nobutaka
Summary Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their own lives, not within the confines of a narrowly defined Shinto, but rather as participants in a religious field that included Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian and folk elements. Thus, this book approaches Shinto as a series of historical 'religious systems' rather than attempting to identify
Notes "Original edition first published 1998 by Shinʾyōsha, Tokyo, Japan." -- COLOPHON
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated and adpated from the Japanese
Print version record
Subject Religion -- History.
Shinto -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Breen, John, 1956-
It o, Satoshi, 1961- Shinto
LC no. 2002037043
ISBN 0415311799 cased
0415319137 paperback
Other Titles Shinto