Winner of the 1990 American Historical Association s James Henry Breasted Prize A great book for anyone interested in the Heian period of Japan....
|Title||:||Sugawara no Michizane and the Early Heian Court (Harvard East Asian Monographs)|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press n edition June 6, 1986|
|Number of Pages||:||426 pages|
|File Size||:||669 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Sugawara no Michizane and the Early Heian Court (Harvard East Asian Monographs) Reviews
The life of Sugawara no Michizane, who became a literary cult figure and then a deity in the Shinto faith in Japan, is one that's both a mixture of legend and fact, and Robert Borgen's biography does a very thorough, but engaging and readable exploration of the two, with emphasis on the factual side. Borgen contends that Michizane's accomplishments are sufficient as a historical person that they do not necessarily need deification, and he walks the reader through the life of Michizane exploring his background, family history, his poetry in various styles, and his final years before and after exile.
Outstanding Study of this important historical figure