Download e-book for iPad: A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital by Mark Teeuwen,John Breen

By Mark Teeuwen,John Breen

ISBN-10: 1350081191

ISBN-13: 9781350081192

ISBN-10: 1474272797

ISBN-13: 9781474272797

The Ise shrine complicated is between Japan's so much enduring nationwide symbols, and A Social background of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital is the 1st e-book to track the heritage of the shrines from their beginnings within the 7th century till the current day. Ise enshrines the sunlight Goddess Amaterasu, the imperial ancestress and the main trendy between kami deities, and has performed a necessary function in Japan's social, political and spiritual historical past. the preferred pilgrims' appeal within the land from the 16th century onwards, in 2013 the Ise complicated once more captured the nation's realization because it underwent its periodic rebuilding, played as soon as each twenty years.

Mark Teeuwen and John Breen exhibit that the Ise Shrines underwent drastic re-inventions because of on-going contestation among assorted teams of individuals in several historic sessions. They concentrate on the brokers answerable for those re-inventions, the character of the commercial, political and ideological measures they took, and the explicit recommendations they deployed to make sure that Ise survived one quandary after one other during its lengthy history.

This ebook questions significant assumptions approximately Ise, significantly the concept that Ise has regularly been outlined by way of its imperial connections, and that it has consistently been a domain of Shinto. Written by means of top specialists within the box of Shinto reports, this is often the basic heritage of Japan's most important sacred site.

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