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Harvard East Asian Monographs 376

Real and Imagined

The Peak of Gold in Heian Japan

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674504271

Publication Date: 05/04/2015


364 pages

6 x 9 inches

11 line illustrations, 3 maps

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  • Maps and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. The Mountain Imagined
    • 1. Affective Landscape
    • 2. The Local Pantheon
    • 3. Ritual Regimes
  • II. The Real Peak
    • 4. The Trail
    • 5. Offerings and Interments
    • 6. Personnel and Politics
  • III. Changing Landscapes
    • 7. The Fall of the Peak of Gold
    • 8. Engi and Interchange
  • Epilogue: The Rise of Shugendō
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary-Index

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