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The Resource Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism, Kevin Gray Carr

Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism, Kevin Gray Carr

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Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism
Title
Plotting the prince
Title remainder
Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Gray Carr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Plotting the Prince traces the development of conceptual maps of the world created through the telling of stories about Prince Shōtoku (573?-622?), an eminent statesman who is credited with founding Buddhism in Japan. It analyzes his place in the sacred landscape and the material relics of the cult of personality dedicated to him, focusing on the art created from the tenth to fourteenth centuries. The book asks not only who Shōtoku was, but also how images of his life served the needs of devotees in early medieval Japan. Even today Shōtoku evokes images of a half-real, half-mythical figure who embodied the highest political, social, and religious ideals. Taking up his story about four centuries after his death, this study traces the genesis and progression of Shōtoku's sacred personas in art to illustrate their connection to major religious centers such as Shitenno-ji and Hōryū-ji. It argues that mapping and storytelling are sister acts--both structuring the world in subtle but compelling ways--that combined in visual narratives of Shōtoku's life to shape conceptions of religious legitimacy, communal history, and sacred geography. Plotting the Prince introduces much new material and presents provocative interpretations that call upon art historians to rethink fundamental conceptions of narrative and cultic imagery. It offers social and political historians a textured look at the creation of communal identities on both local and state levels, scholars of religion a substantially new way of understanding key developments in doctrine and practice, and those studying the past in general a clear instance of visual hagiography taking precedence over the textual tradition
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, Kevin Gray
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shōtoku Taishi
  • Shōtoku Taishi
  • Shōtoku Taishi
  • Shōtoku Taishi
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist hagiography
  • RELIGION
  • ART
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist hagiography
  • Cults
  • Japan
  • Buddhismus
  • Landschaft
  • Heiligenverehrung
  • Kunst
  • Personenkult
  • Japan
Label
Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism, Kevin Gray Carr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ways to tell a sacred life : hagiographic imagination in medieval Japan -- The lives of the prince : Shōtoku across Asia -- Japanese spirit : a new Buddha for troubled times -- Mapping Shōtoku's tale : cultic identities in place -- The birth of a legend : inscribing Shōtoku at Shitennōji and Hōryūji -- Siting Shōtoku : structuring narrative at Hōryūji
Control code
ocn861528164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021651361
  • ebc3413516
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rkvj
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861528164
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
Plotting the prince : Shōtoku cults and the mapping of medieval Japanese Buddhism, Kevin Gray Carr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ways to tell a sacred life : hagiographic imagination in medieval Japan -- The lives of the prince : Shōtoku across Asia -- Japanese spirit : a new Buddha for troubled times -- Mapping Shōtoku's tale : cultic identities in place -- The birth of a legend : inscribing Shōtoku at Shitennōji and Hōryūji -- Siting Shōtoku : structuring narrative at Hōryūji
Control code
ocn861528164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021651361
  • ebc3413516
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rkvj
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861528164
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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