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Title Land, Power, and the Sacred : The Estate System in Medieval Japan / Janet R. Goodwin, Joan R. Piggott
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2018]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Figures, Plates, and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Periods of Premodern Japanese History -- Premodern Provinces and Modern Prefectures -- Introduction / Goodwin, Janet R. -- Part I. The Big Picture -- 1. Estates: Their History and Historiography / Piggott, Joan R. -- 2. Medieval Japan's Commercial Economy and the Estate System / Eiji, Sakurai -- Part II. How Do We Know about Estates? -- 3. Ōbe Estate in the Archaeological Record / Takeshi, Nishida -- 4. Tōdaiji's Estates in Its Documentary Record: Perspectives on Ōbe Estate / Motoo, Endō -- 5. Hine Estate in Izumi Province: Archaeology, Landscape Reconstruction, and Village Structures / Kōji, Hirota -- Part III. Making the Land Productive -- 6. Agricultural Expansion and Irrigation in the Early Medieval Age / Shigemitsu, Kimura -- 7. Loggers and Cultivators of Nabari: Tōdaiji's Kuroda Estate in Heian Times / Piggott, Joan R. -- Part IV: Secular and Sacred -- 8. Hijiri and Temple Monks: Contrasting Styles of Estate Management / Makoto, Nagamura -- 9. Beyond the Secular: Villages, Estates, and the Ideology behind Chōgen's Land Reclamation Projects / Kyōhei, Ōyama -- 10. Claiming the Land: Chōgen and the Development of Ōbe Estate / Goodwin, Janet R. -- 11. The Jōdoji Amida Triad: How Its Iconography Advanced Chōgen's Mission / Kainuma, Yoshiko -- Part V: Power, Space, and Trade -- 12 Nyoin Power, Estates, and the Taira Influence: Trading Networks within and beyond the Archipelago / Kawai, Sachiko -- 13. Networks of Wealth and Influence: Spatial Power and Estate Strategy of the Saionji Family in Early Medieval Japan / Kamei-Dyche, Rieko -- 14. As Estates Faded: Late Medieval Maritime Shipping in the Seto Inland Sea / Damian, Michelle -- Part VI: Power: Challenges and Conflicts -- 15. Bad Neighbors and Monastic Influence: Border Disputes in Medieval Kii / Garrett, Philip -- 16. The Akutō on Ōbe Estate: Lawsuits, Evidence, and Participation in the Late Kamakura Legal System / Sherer, Dan -- 17. Warriors and Estates in Muromachi-Period Harima / Taizō, Noda -- Part VII: Getting the Word Out -- 18. Teaching Japanese Estates: Old Challenges and New Opportunities / Segal, Ethan -- Some Afterthoughts / Goodwin, Janet R. -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
Summary Landed estates (shōen) produced much of the material wealth supporting all levels of late classical and medieval Japanese society. During the tenth through sixteenth centuries, estates served as sites of de facto government, trade network nodes, developing agricultural technology, and centers of religious practice and ritual. Although mostly farmland, many yielded nonagricultural products, including lumber, salt, fish, and silk, and provided livelihoods for craftsmen, seafarers, peddlers, and performers, as well as for cultivators. By the twelfth century, an estate "system" permeated much of the Japanese archipelago. This volume examines the system from three perspectives: the land itself; the power derived from and exerted over the land; and the religion institutions and individuals that were involved in landholding practices.Chapters by Japanese and Western scholars explore how the estate system arose, developed, and eventually collapsed. Several investigate a single estate or focus on agricultural techniques, while others survey estates in broad contexts such as economic change and maritime trade. Other chapters look at how we learn about estates by inspecting documents, landscape features, archaeological remains, and extant buildings and images; how representatives of every social stratum worked together to make the land productive and, conversely, how cooperative arrangements failed and rivals battled one another, making conflict as well as collaboration a hallmark of the system. On a more personal level, we follow the monk Chōgen's restoration of Ōbe Estate and his installation of a famous Amida triad in a temple he built on the premises; the strategies of royal ladies Jōsaimon'in, Hachijōin, and Kōkamon'in as they strove to keep their landholdings viable; and the murder of estate official Gorōzaemon, whose own neighbors killed him as a result of a much larger dispute between two powerful warrior families. Land, Power, and the Sacred represents a significant expansion and revision of our knowledge of medieval Japanese estates. A range of readers will welcome the primary source research and comparative perspectives it offers; those who do not specialize in Japanese medieval history but recognize the value of teaching the history of estates will find a chapter devoted to the topic invaluable.Contributors and translators: Kristina BuhrmaMichelle DamianDavid EasonSakurai Eiji (translated by Ethan Segal)Philip GarrettJanet R. GoodwinYoshiko KainumaRieko Kamei-DycheSachiko KawaiHirota Kōji (translated by Janet R. Goodwin)Ōyama Kyōhei (translated by Janet R. Goodwin)Nagamura Makoto (translated by Janet R. Goodwin)Endō Motoo (translated by Janet R. Goodwin)Joan R. PiggottEthan SegalDan ShererKimura Shigemitsu (translated by Kristina Buhrman)Noda Taizō (translated by David Eason)Nishida Takeshi (translated by Michelle Damian)
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Subject Land tenure -- Japan -- History -- To 1500
Manors -- Japan -- History -- To 1500
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / General
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Land tenure.
Japan -- History -- To 1600
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Buhrman, Kristina
Damian, Michelle M
Eason, David
Eiji, Sakurai
Garrett, Philip
Goodwin, Janet R., editor
Kainuma, Yoshiko
Kamei-Dyche, Rieko
Kawai, Sachiko
Kōji, Hirota
Kyōhei, Ōyama
Makoto, Nagamura
Motoo, Endō
Piggott, Joan R., editor
Segal, Ethan
Sherer, Dan
Shigemitsu, Kimura
Taizō, Noda
Takeshi, Nishida
ISBN 082487546X
9780824875466 (electronic bk.)