The Japanese have long sought inspiration and legitimacy from the written record of their ancient past. The shaping of bygone eras to contemporary agendas began at least by the early eighth century, when the first court histories, namely the Kojiki
"Overwhelming, impressive, and compelling scholarship." --Choice
"The restriction of Sacred Texts and Buried Treasures to four topics allows for a good mix of archaeological detail and broader narrative. It also allows coverage of historio
Author: Farris, William Wayne;William Wayne Farris
is professor of history and chairman of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.