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Breen, John

A New History of Shinto

Breen, John - A New History of Shinto, ebook

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This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity.


  • Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original research

  • Examines key evolutionary moments in the long history of Shinto, including the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and provides the first critical history  in English or Japanese of the Hie shrine, one of the most important in all Japan

  • Traces the development of various shrines, myths, and rituals through history as uniquely diverse phenomena, exploring how and when they merged into the modern notion of Shinto that exists in Japan today

  • Challenges the historic stereotype of Shinto as the unchanging, all-defining core of Japanese culture

Keywords: Japanese history, Kami shrines, Japanese religion, Shintoism, Japan

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Religions
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444357684
Printed ISBN
9781405155168

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