KOJIKI RECORDS OF ANCIENT MATTERS PDF

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Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan’s classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and. Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters is Japan’s classic of classics, the oldest connected. Kojiki or Furukotofumi (古事記), also known in English as The Records of Ancient Matters, is the oldest surviving historical book dealing with the.

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Utterly invaluable even allowing for the Latin sections that, with time and a good dictionary, are no trouble for the dedicated student to decipher. I have yet to find a more faithful translation.

Account Options Sign in. Records of Ancient Matters is Japan’s classic of classics, the oldest connected literary work and the fundamental scripture of Shinto.

The Kojiki

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Records of Ancient Matters. Tuttle PublishingSep 15, – History – pages.

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Written by imperial command in the eighth century, The Kojiki: Both works have immense value as records of the development of Japan into a unified state with a well-defined character.

Indeed, even the mythological aspects were accepted as fact throughout most of subsequent Japanese history—until mattesr defeat and disillusionment of the nation in This classic text is a key to the historical roots of the Japanese people—their early life and the development of their character and institutions—as well as a lively mixture of legend and history, genealogy, and poetry.

It stands as one of the greatest monuments of Japanese literature because it preserves more faithfully than any other book the mythology, manners, language and traditions of Japan.

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It provides, furthermore, a vivid account of a nation in the making. The work opens “when chaos had begun to condense, but force and form were not yet manifest, and there was nought named, nought done …” It recounts the mythological creation of Japan by the divine brother and sister Izanami and Izanagi; tales of the Sun Goddess and other deities; the divine origin of Jimmu the first emperor; and the histories of subsequent reigns.

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Epic material is complemented by a fresh bucolic vein expressed in songs and poetry. This famous translation by the British scholar Basil Hall Chamberlain is enhanced by notes on the text and an extensive introduction discussing early Japanese society, as well as The Kojiki and its background. Important for its wealth of information, The Kojiki is indispensable to anyone interested in tecords Japanese.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Utterly invaluable even allowing for the Latin sections that, with time and a good dictionary, are no trouble for the dedicated student to decipher. Records of Ancient Matters Limited preview – References to this book Tokugawa Religion Robert N. Bellah Limited preview – Oceanic [mythology] Roland Burrage Dixon Full view – Tokugawa Religion Robert N.