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  • Shintoby Mark Teeuwen

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 18.75

    In het Japanse landschap zijn shintoheiligdommen en -heiligdommetjes even onontkoombaar als kersenbloesem en karaokebars. Men vindt ze op verlaten bergtoppen en op de daken van kantoorgebouwen, tussen landelijke rijstvelden en in drukke winkelstraten. Dat shinto een centraal element is van de Japanse identiteit staat buiten kijf. Over de aard van shinto... more...

  • A New History of Shintoby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2010; US$ 89.95

    This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original... more...

  • A New History of Shintoby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 35.95

    This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original... more...

  • Shinto in Historyby John Breen; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development... more...

  • Buddhas and Kami in Japanby Fabio Rambelli; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to the combinatory tradition that dominated premodern and early modern Japanese religion, known as honji suijaku ( originals and their traces ). It questions received, simplified accounts of the interactions between Shinto and Japanese Buddhism, and presents a more dynamic and variegated religious world,... more...

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religionby Bernhard Scheid; Mark Teeuwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work refer to Esoteric Buddhism as the core of Japan?s... more...

  • Lust, Commerce, and Corruptionby Mark Teeuwen; Kate Wildman Nakai; Fumiko Miyazaki; Anne Walthall; John Breen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of the most detailed critiques of Edo society Japan had ever seen. Writing as Buyo Inshi, ďa retired gentleman of Edo,? this experienced observer... more...

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