Handbook of Japanese Mythology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Ashkenazi

Handbook of Japanese Mythology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Ashkenazi year 2008
  • Book name: Handbook of Japanese Mythology
  • Author: Michael Ashkenazi
  • Release date: 2008/5/11
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Religious
  • ISBN: 9780195332629
  • Rating: 8.63 of 10
  • Votes: 595
  • Review by: Brielle Gillen
  • Review rating: 8.06 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/18
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Japanese gods, too numerous to count, are known collectively as yaoyorozu-no-kamigami-the eight million. They are the cast of a vast, complex mythology that encompasses two religions, three cultures, and three millennia, one whose ancient deities are still hard at work today. Handbook of Japanese Mythology makes it easy to travel this vast yet little-known mythological landscape. The book reveals the origins of Japan's myths in the very different realms of Buddhism, Shinto, and folklore, and explores related mythologies of the Ainu and Okinawan cultures and recent myths arising from Japan's encounters with modernization. It then offers vivid retellings of the central Shinto and Buddhist myths, plus descriptions of major historical figures, icons, rituals, and events. For students or long-time enthusiasts, it is the ideal guide for investigating Japanese reverence for the sun, the imperial family, and the virtues of purity and loyalty. Readers will also learn why sumo wrestlers stomp before each match, how a fussy baby creates thunder, why Japan has a god for soccer, and much more.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H26M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Australasian & Pacific History, Folklore, Myths & Legends, Comparative Religion, Other Non-Christian Religions
  • Available formats: PDF, HTM, EPUB, DOC, WORD, RB, TXT, TXTz. Compressed in ARC, TZ, RAR, GZ, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.83 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x233x22mm
  • Weight: 650g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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