Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710Â?1062

Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710Â?1062

From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended. This books recreates these enormous fortified monasteries and temples, tracing their development from the 10th century through… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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