Kyoto

Kyoto

A Cultural History

eBook - 2006
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Kyoto, the ancient former capital of Japan, breathes history and mystery. Its temples, gardens and palaces are testimony to many centuries of aristocratic and religious grandeur. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. John Dougill explores this most venerable of Japanese cities, revealing the spirit of place and the individuals that have shaped its often dramatic history. Courtiers and courtesans, poets and priests, samurai and geisha people the pages of his account. Covering twelve centuries in all, the book not only provides a historical overview but also brings to life the cultural magnificence of the city of "Purple Hills and Crystal Streams."
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780199760466
9780195301373
0195301374
0195301382
9780195301380
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 242 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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