Kyoto: A Cultural History (Cityscapes) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

John Dougill is Associate Professor of English at Ryukoku University in Kyoto. He is the author of Oxford in English Literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195301380
ISBN-10: 0195301382
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 16th, 2006
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Cityscapes (Hardcover)