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Five Mountains

The Rinzai Zen Monastic Institution in Medieval Japan

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$20.95 • £16.95 • €19.00

ISBN 9780674304987

Publication Date: 01/06/1996


Five Mountains is a fine piece of historical writing and one of the richest sources now available in English for information on Japan’s medieval age… Martin Collcutt deserves much praise for this book. It is an outstanding contribution to the literature in English on medieval Japan.Monumenta Nipponica

This book should be read widely by students of history, Buddhism, and history of religions for its fascinating contents as well as its methodological astuteness.American Historical Review

This study…explores many areas of Japanese monastic life not thoroughly examined before by Western scholars… [A] rich and competent study of major significance.Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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