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The Resource Performing the great peace : political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan, Luke S. Roberts

Performing the great peace : political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan, Luke S. Roberts

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Performing the great peace : political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan
Title
Performing the great peace
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political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan
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Luke S. Roberts
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eng
Summary
Performing the Great Peace offers a cultural approach to understanding the politics of the Tokugawa period, at the same time deconstructing some of the assumptions of modern national historiographies. Deploying the political terms uchi (inside), omote (ritual interface), and naisho (informal negotiation)--all commonly used in the Tokugawa period--Luke Roberts explores how daimyo and the Tokugawa government understood political relations and managed politics in terms of spatial autonomy, ritual submission, and informal negotiation. Roberts suggests as well that a layered hierarchy of omote and uchi relations strongly influenced politics down to the village and household level, a method that clarifies many seeming anomalies in the Tokugawa order. He analyzes in one chapter how the identities of daimyo and domains differed according to whether they were facing the Tokugawa or speaking to members of the domain and daimyo household: For example, a large domain might be identified as a"country" by insiders and as a "private territory" in external discourse. In another chapter he investigates the common occurrence of daimyo who remained formally alive to the government months or even years after they had died in order that inheritance issues could be managed peacefully within their households. The operation of the court system in boundary disputes is analyzed as are the "illegal" enshrinements of daimyo inside domains that were sometimes used to construct forms of domain-state Shinto. Performing the Great Peace's convincing analyses and insightful conceptual framework will benefit historians of not only the Tokugawa and Meiji periods, but Japan in general and others seeking innovative approaches to premodern history
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digitized
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Roberts, Luke Shepherd
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index present
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In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Japan
  • Politische Kultur
  • Daimyō
  • Japan
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Performing the great peace : political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan, Luke S. Roberts
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The geography of politics -- Performing the Tokugawa right to know -- Politics of the living dead -- Territorial border disputes -- Daimyo gods -- Histories
Control code
ocn794925906
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861155
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 40020637414
  • 10.21313/9780824861155
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22573/ctt62qzwj
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)794925906
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Performing the great peace : political space and open secrets in Tokugawa Japan, Luke S. Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography of politics -- Performing the Tokugawa right to know -- Politics of the living dead -- Territorial border disputes -- Daimyo gods -- Histories
Control code
ocn794925906
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861155
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40020637414
  • 10.21313/9780824861155
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62qzwj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925906
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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