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Author Breuker, Remco E., 1972-

Title Establishing a pluralist society in medieval Korea, 918-1170 : history, ideology and identity in the Koryŏ dynasty / by Remco E. Breuker
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 484 pages)
Series Brill's Korean studies library ; v. 1
Brill's Korean studies library.
Summary This book offers no less than a radically different view of the Koryŏ state. Until now scholarship failed to recognize the complicated historical descent, byzantine international relations and multiple incommensurable worldviews of the early Korean Koryŏ state (918-1170). Instead, it subjected these to reductionist categories favouring reified particulars over broader views. Asking how Koryŏ meaningfully dealt with its environment, Remco Breuker rejects the reduction of Koryŏ intellectual abundance to analytical categories, and emphasizes the functional importance of Koryŏ's pluralism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National characteristics, Korean.
Korea -- Civilization -- 935-1392.
Korea -- History -- Koryŏ period, 935-1392.
Korea -- Intellectual life -- To 1500.
Korea -- Social conditions -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004183256 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9004190120 (electronic bk.)
9789004183254 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9789004190122 (electronic bk.)