Mediated by gifts : politics and society in Japan, 1350-1850 /

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Imprint:Leiden : Brill, 2016.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Brill's Japanese studies library ; volume 57
Brill's Japanese studies library ; v. 57.
Subject:Gifts -- Political aspects -- Japan -- History.
Gifts -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History.
Ceremonial exchange -- Japan -- History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions.
Ceremonial exchange.
Gifts -- Social aspects.
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Other authors / contributors:Chaiklin, Martha, 1960- editor.
Notes:Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Mediated by Gifts' is a collection of essays by top scholars on gifts, giving and the social and political forces that shaped these practices in medieval and early modern Japan. The international assemblage of authors provides new insights into these deeply ingrained practices. The essays focus on topics such as shogunal visits to shrines and temples, exchanges between the imperial house and the shogun, a physician and his patients, the shogun, his vassals his and his ladies, the merchant class and the shogunal government, and between scholars and their cosmopolitan circle of contacts. This virtually unexplored view of Japanese history provides new tools to better elucidate both historical and modern Japan.
Other form:Print version: Mediated by gifts. Leiden : Brill, 2016 9789004335158