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Prologue

Thomas Donald Conlan

in From Sovereign to Symbol

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199778102
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778102.003.0001
Prologue

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The prologue explains the different sources of fourteenth-century Japan, contrasting court chronicles with temple documents, and also offers a critique of the Taiheiki, the most commonly used source for reconstructing the age.

Keywords: chronicles; documents; Taiheiki; Shingon ritual

Chapter.  5698 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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