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The Resource The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters, [compiled by] Ō no Yasumaro ; translated by Gustav Heldt

The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters, [compiled by] Ō no Yasumaro ; translated by Gustav Heldt

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The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters
Title
The Kojiki
Title remainder
an account of ancient matters
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Ō no Yasumaro ; translated by Gustav Heldt
Creator
Contributor
Compiler
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The Kojiki, previously translated as "A Record of Ancient Matters," is considered to be the first literary work in the history of Japan. It is a compilation of myths, history, songs, legends, genealogies, and other disparate works from which written history and literature were later created. The Kojiki tells of the origins of the four home islands of Japan central to the inspiration behind Shinto practices. The work moves in loosely historical progression starting with the creation of Japan in the age of the gods and the descent to earth of the ancestor of the imperial family through the reign of the legendary first sovereign, Emperor Jinmu, and successive rulers up to the reign of the 33rd sovereign, Empress Suiko (who reigned from 592-618). The creation myth describes the origin of Japan through a musuhi or spontaneous power through which the gods came into existence. After seven generations of gods are created by this force the last generation, male and female gods, called Ianagi and Izanami, create the islands of Japan. The two then give birth to the gods of various natural phenomena, including gods of the sea and rivers, of the mountains and plains, of the wind and, finally, of fire, who causes the death of the goddess Izanami. The male deity Izanagi then gives birth himself to the central figure in the Kojiki mythology, the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. Her descendant, the god Ninigi, comes down from heaven to earth and becomes the ancestor of the Yamato emperors"--
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http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Kojiki
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
DS855
LC item number
K6213 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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-723
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ō, Yasumaro
  • Heldt, Gustav
Series statement
Translations from the Asian classics
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  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Mythology, Japanese
  • Shinto
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese literature
  • Kings and rulers
  • Mythology, Japanese
  • Shinto
  • Japan
  • Legende
  • Japanisch
  • Mythologie
  • Schintoismus
Label
The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters, [compiled by] Ō no Yasumaro ; translated by Gustav Heldt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The body of the translation is based on Yamaguchi Yoshinori and Kōnoshi Takamitsu, eds., Kojiki, Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zenshû (Tokyo: Shōgakukan, 1997). ... this version has also benefited from the scholarship of the earlier complete annotated translations into English made by Basil Hall Chamberlain and Donald Phillipi, and Danno Yoko, as well as the word-hoard amassed by more than a century of English-language scholarship on early Japan"--Preface and author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preface -- Book one. The first generations of spirits; Izanagi and Izanami Amaterasu and Susa-no-o; Ōkuni-nushi; Hiko-ho-no-ninigi; Ho-deri and hoho-demi -- Book two. Sovereign Jinmu; Sovereign Suisei; Sovereign Annei; Sovereign Itoku; Sovereign Kōshō; Sovereign Kōan; Sovereign Kōrei; Sovereign Kōgen; Sovereign Kaika; Sovereign Sujin; Sovereign Suinin; Sovereign Keikō; Sovereign Seimu; Sovereign Chūai; Sovereign Ōjin -- Book three. Sovereign Nintoku; Sovereign Richū; Sovereign Hanzei; Sovereign Ingyō; Sovereign Ankō; Sovereign Yūryaku; Sovereign Seinei; Sovereign Kenzō; Sovereign Ninken; Sovereign Buretsu; Sovereign Keitai; Sovereign Ankan; Sovereign Senka; Sovereign Kinmei; Sovereign Bidatsu; Sovereign Yōmei; Sovereign Sushun; Sovereign Suiko -- Glossary of general terms -- Glossary of personal names -- Glossary of place names -- Map 1. Ancient lands of Yamato Japan -- Map 2. Central Yamato
Control code
870210932
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780231163880
Lccn
2013049479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870210932
Label
The Kojiki : an account of ancient matters, [compiled by] Ō no Yasumaro ; translated by Gustav Heldt
Publication
Note
"The body of the translation is based on Yamaguchi Yoshinori and Kōnoshi Takamitsu, eds., Kojiki, Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zenshû (Tokyo: Shōgakukan, 1997). ... this version has also benefited from the scholarship of the earlier complete annotated translations into English made by Basil Hall Chamberlain and Donald Phillipi, and Danno Yoko, as well as the word-hoard amassed by more than a century of English-language scholarship on early Japan"--Preface and author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preface -- Book one. The first generations of spirits; Izanagi and Izanami Amaterasu and Susa-no-o; Ōkuni-nushi; Hiko-ho-no-ninigi; Ho-deri and hoho-demi -- Book two. Sovereign Jinmu; Sovereign Suisei; Sovereign Annei; Sovereign Itoku; Sovereign Kōshō; Sovereign Kōan; Sovereign Kōrei; Sovereign Kōgen; Sovereign Kaika; Sovereign Sujin; Sovereign Suinin; Sovereign Keikō; Sovereign Seimu; Sovereign Chūai; Sovereign Ōjin -- Book three. Sovereign Nintoku; Sovereign Richū; Sovereign Hanzei; Sovereign Ingyō; Sovereign Ankō; Sovereign Yūryaku; Sovereign Seinei; Sovereign Kenzō; Sovereign Ninken; Sovereign Buretsu; Sovereign Keitai; Sovereign Ankan; Sovereign Senka; Sovereign Kinmei; Sovereign Bidatsu; Sovereign Yōmei; Sovereign Sushun; Sovereign Suiko -- Glossary of general terms -- Glossary of personal names -- Glossary of place names -- Map 1. Ancient lands of Yamato Japan -- Map 2. Central Yamato
Control code
870210932
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780231163880
Lccn
2013049479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870210932

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