Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710–1602

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Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710–1602

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From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended. This books recreates these enormous fortified monasteries and temples, tracing their development from the 10th century through to the Sengoku Jidai period and the rise of the power of the shogunate under Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782000136
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 3 b/w; 53 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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