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A New History of Shinto (Hardcover)

Author: Breen, John

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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 researchExamines 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 JapanTraces 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 todayChallenges the historic stereotype of Shinto as the unchanging, all-defining core of Japanese culture

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Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405155151
SKU 212813799
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405155159
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0264
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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