Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century  1549 1650
Author: Haruko Nawata Ward
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780754664789
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650 Book Excerpt:

Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan. Ward analyzes the experience of nuns, witches, catechists and sisters in sixteenth-century Japan, bringing to light how these women utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism, or rejecting the new religion.

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century  1549 1650
Author: Haruko Nawata Ward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351871811
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Religious Leaders in Japan s Christian Century 1549 1650 Book Excerpt:

Meticulously researched and drawing on original source materials written in eight different languages, this study fills a lacuna in the historiography of Christianity in Japan, which up to now has paid little or no attention to the experience of women. Focusing on the century between the introduction of Christianity in Japan by Portuguese Jesuit missionaries in 1549 and the Japanese government's commitment to the eradication of Christianity in the mid-seventeenth century, this book outlines how women provided crucial leadership in the spread, nurture, and maintenance of the faith through various apostolic ministries. The author's research on the religious backgrounds of women from different schools of late medieval Japanese Shinto-Buddhism sheds light on individual women's choices to embrace or reject the Reformed Catholicism of the Jesuits, and explores the continuity and discontinuity of their religious expressions. The book is divided into four sections devoted to an in-depth study of different types of apostolates: nuns (women who took up monastic vocations), witches (the women leaders of the Shinto-Buddhist tradition who resisted Jesuit teachings), catechists (women who engaged in ministries of persuasion and conversion), and sisters (women devoted to missions of mercy). Analyzing primary sources including Jesuit histories, letters and reports, especially Luís Fróis' História de Japão, hagiography and family chronicles, each section provides a broad understanding of how these women, in the context of misogynistic society and theology, utilized resources from their traditional religions to new Christian adaptations and specific religio-social issues, creating unique hybrids of Catholicism and Buddhism. The inclusion of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese texts, many available for the first time in English, and the dramatic conclusion that women were largely responsible for the trajectory of Christianity in early modern Japan, makes this book an essential reading for scholars of women's history, religious history, history of Christianity, and Asian history.

Japan at War

Japan at War
Author: Louis G. Perez
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 615
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1598847414
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan at War Book Excerpt:

This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day. * Topic finder lists * A comprehensive timeline * 10 maps of key military theaters * Essential primary source documents related to the military history of Japan

T T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology

T T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology
Author: David M Whitford
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 0567445089
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology Book Excerpt:

This volume introduces the main theological topics of Reformation theology in a language that is clear and concise. Theology in the Reformation era can be complicated and contentious. This volume aims to cut through the theological jargon and explain what people believed and why. The book begins with an essay that explains to students how one can approach the study of 16th century theology. It includes a guide to major events, persons, doctrines, and movements.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions
Author: Erica Baffelli,Andrea Castiglioni,Fabio Rambelli
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 1350043753
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions Book Excerpt:

Providing an overview of current cutting-edge research in the field of Japanese religions, this Handbook is the most up-to-date guide to contemporary scholarship in the field. As well as charting innovative research taking place, this book also points to new directions for future research, covering both the modern and pre-modern periods. Edited by Erica Baffelli, Andrea Castiglioni, and Fabio Rambelli, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions includes essays by international scholars from the USA, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Topics and themes include gender, politics, the arts, economy, media, globalization, and colonialism. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Japanese Religions is an essential reference point for upper-level students and scholars of Japanese religions as well as Japanese Studies more broadly.

Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World

Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World
Author: Alison Weber
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1317151623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World Book Excerpt:

Devout laywomen raise a number of provocative questions about gender and religion in the early modern world. How did some groups or individuals evade the Tridentine legislation that required third order women to take solemn vows and observe active and passive enclosure? How did their attempts to exercise a female apostolate (albeit with varying degrees of success and assertiveness) destabilize hierarchies of class and gender? To the extent that their beliefs and practices diverged from approved doctrine and rituals, what insights can they provide into the tensions between official religion and lay religiosity? Addressing these and many other questions, Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World reflects new directions in gender history, offering a more nuanced approach to the paradigm of woman as the prototypical "disciplined" subject of church-state power.

Image and Incarnation

Image and Incarnation
Author: Walter Melion,Lee Palmer Wandel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN: 9004300511
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image and Incarnation Book Excerpt:

These essays explore various inflections of the relation between image-making and incarnation doctrine. They illumine ways this fundamental mystery was construed as representable, and how it was seen to license the representation of other mysteries of faith.

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe 1400 1800

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe  1400 1800
Author: James Daybell,Svante Norrhem
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1134883986
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe 1400 1800 Book Excerpt:

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe investigates the gendered nature of political culture across early modern Europe by exploring the relationship between gender, power, and political authority and influence. This collection offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of how men and women operated as part of political culture. It demonstrates how underlying structures could enable or constrain political action, and how political power and influence could be exercised through social and cultural practices. The book is divided into four parts - diplomacy, gifts and the politics of exchange; socio-economic structures; gendered politics at court; and voting and political representations – each of which looks at a series of interrelated themes exploring the ways in which political culture is inflected by questions of gender. In addition to examples drawn from across Europe, including Austria, the Dutch Republic, the Italian States and Scandinavia, the volume also takes a transnational comparative approach, crossing national borders, while the concluding chapter, by Merry Wiesner-Hanks, offers a global perspective on the field and encourages comparative analysis both chronologically and geographically. As the first collection to draw together early modern gender and political culture, this book is the perfect starting point for students exploring this fascinating topic.

Christ s Samurai

Christ s Samurai
Author: Jonathan Clements
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1472136713
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christ s Samurai Book Excerpt:

The sect was said to harbour dark designs to overthrow the government. Its teachers used a dead language that was impenetrable to all but the innermost circle of believers. Its priests preached love and kindness, but helped local warlords acquire firearms. They encouraged believers to cast aside their earthly allegiances and swear loyalty to a foreign god-emperor, before seeking paradise in terrible martyrdoms. The cult was in open revolt, led, it was said, by a boy sorcerer. Farmers claiming to have the blessing of an alien god had bested trained samurai in combat and proclaimed that fires in the sky would soon bring about the end of the world. The Shogun called old soldiers out of retirement for one last battle before peace could be declared in Japan. For there to be an end to war, he said, the Christians would have to die. This is a true story.

Premodern Japan

Premodern Japan
Author: Mikiso Hane
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 0429974442
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Premodern Japan Book Excerpt:

Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane's rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea, the rise of the samurai class and the establishment of feudalism, the culture and society of the long Tokugawa period, the rise of Confucianism and Shinto nationalism, and finally, the end of Tokugawa rule. While the text provides many political developments through the early modern period, it also integrates the social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of Japanese history as well. Perez's updates to the text provide a comprehensive overview of the major social, political, and religious trends in premodern Japan as well as offering the most current scholarship.

Doing International Research

Doing International Research
Author: Christopher Williams
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN: 1473926971
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing International Research Book Excerpt:

This energetic and thought-provoking book encourages a reflexive, non-nationalistic approach to doing world research and sets out how to understand, plan, do and use this research. Williams introduces a range of frameworks, from desk-based studies and traditional ethnography to the use of internet, satellites, robots, drones and ‘big data’, and provides exciting, interdisciplinary examples. This book is presented in a clear international style and uses creative approaches to researching peoples, places and world systems. It explains: desk-based research using international data including documentaries, museum objects, archives, data-sets and working with groups such as refugees, tourists and migrants distance research using online videos, surveys and remote methods such as video conferencing and crowdsourcing fieldwork abroad, including ethnography, street observation and mapping. The book is also accompanied by a website, with the following features: For Students Weblinks for each chapter Examples/summaries/templates related to text marked with Additional thinking zones An overview of data capture technologies For Lecturers Copies of all the figures and thinking zones for use in teaching material PowerPoint slides for each chapter Built upon the foundations of the author’s 30 years of research experience, and including original case studies from international students, this is an essential guide for anyone in the social sciences using or doing international and global research.

The Princess Nun

The Princess Nun
Author: Gina Cogan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN: 1684175410
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princess Nun Book Excerpt:

The Princess Nun tells the story of Bunchi (1619–1697), daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshōji. Bunchi advocated strict adherence to monastic precepts while devoting herself to the posthumous welfare of her family. As the first full-length biographical study of a premodern Japanese nun, this book incorporates issues of gender and social status into its discussion of Bunchi’s ascetic practice and religious reforms to rewrite the history of Buddhist reform and Tokugawa religion. Gina Cogan’s approach moves beyond the dichotomy of oppression and liberation that dogs the study of non-Western and premodern women to show how Bunchi’s aristocratic status enabled her to carry out reforms despite her gender, while simultaneously acknowledging how that same status contributed to their conservative nature. Cogan’s analysis of how Bunchi used her prestigious position to further her goals places the book in conversation with other works on powerful religious women, like Hildegard of Bingen and Teresa of Avila. Through its illumination of the relationship between the court and the shogunate and its analysis of the practice of courtly Buddhism from a female perspective, this study brings historical depth and fresh theoretical insight into the role of gender and class in early Edo Buddhism.

Early Modern Southeast Asia 1350 1800

Early Modern Southeast Asia  1350 1800
Author: Ooi Keat Gin,Hoang Anh Tuan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1317559193
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Modern Southeast Asia 1350 1800 Book Excerpt:

This book presents extensive new research findings on and new thinking about Southeast Asia in this interesting, richly diverse, but much understudied period. It examines the wide and well-developed trading networks, explores the different kinds of regimes and the nature of power and security, considers urban growth, international relations and the beginnings of European involvement with the region, and discusses religious factors, in particular the spread and impact of Christianity. One key theme of the book is the consideration of how well-developed Southeast Asia was before the onset of European involvement, and, how, during the peak of the commercial boom in the 1500s and 1600s, many polities in Southeast Asia were not far behind Europe in terms of socio-economic progress and attainments.

Global Reformations

Global Reformations
Author: Nicholas Terpstra
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN: 0429678258
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Reformations Book Excerpt:

Global Reformations offers a sustained, comparative, and interdisciplinary exploration of religious transformations in the early modern world. The volume explores global developments and tracks the many ways in which Reformation movements shaped relations of Christians with other Christians, and also with Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and aboriginal groups in the Americas. Contributions explore the negotiations, tensions, and contacts that developed across social, gender, and religious lines in different parts of the globe, focusing on how different convictions about religious reform and approaches to it shaped social action and cross-confessional encounters. The essays explore the convergence of religious reform, global expansion, and governmental consolidation in the early modern world and examine the Reformation as a global phenomenon; the authors ask how a global frame complicates our understanding of what the Reformation itself was and offer a unique and up-to-date examination of the Reformation that broadens readers’ understanding in creative and useful ways. Demonstrating new research and innovative approaches in the study of cross-cultural contact during the early modern period, this volume is ideal for advanced undergraduates and graduates of early modern history, religious history, women's & gender studies, and global history.

A Companion to World History

A Companion to World History
Author: Douglas Northrop
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2014-12-15
ISBN: 1118977513
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to World History Book Excerpt:

A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

The Routledge Global History of Feminism

The Routledge Global History of Feminism
Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Nova Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2022-02-22
ISBN: 1000529479
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Global History of Feminism Book Excerpt:

Based on the scholarship of a global team of diverse authors, this wide-ranging handbook surveys the history and current status of pro-women thought and activism over millennia. The book traces the complex history of feminism across the globe, presenting its many identities, its heated debates, its racism, discussion of religious belief and values, commitment to social change, and the struggles of women around the world for gender justice. Authors approach past understandings and today’s evolving sense of what feminism or womanism or gender justice are from multiple viewpoints. These perspectives are geographical to highlight commonalities and differences from region to region or nation to nation; they are also chronological suggesting change or continuity from the ancient world to our digital age. Across five parts, authors delve into topics such as colonialism, empire, the arts, labor activism, family, and displacement as the means to take the pulse of feminism from specific vantage points highlighting that there is no single feminist story but rather multiple portraits of a broad cast of activists and thinkers. Comprehensive and properly global, this is the ideal volume for students and scholars of women’s and gender history, women’s studies, social history, political movements and feminism.

Challenging Women s Agency and Activism in Early Modernity

Challenging Women s Agency and Activism in Early Modernity
Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 9048550939
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Women s Agency and Activism in Early Modernity Book Excerpt:

Examining women's agency in the past has taken on new urgency in the current moment of resurgent patriarchy, Women's Marches, and the global #MeToo movement. The essays in this collection consider women's agency in the Renaissance and early modern period, an era that also saw both increasing patriarchal constraints and new forms of women's actions and activism. They address a capacious set of questions about how women, from their teenage years through older adulthood, asserted agency through social practices, speech acts, legal disputes, writing, viewing and exchanging images, travel, and community building. Despite family and social pressures, the actions of girls and women could shape their lives and challenge male-dominated institutions. This volume includes thirteen essays by scholars from many disciplines, which analyze people, texts, objects, and images from many different parts of Europe, as well as things and people that crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific.

Tropical Idolatry

Tropical Idolatry
Author: R. L. Green
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN: 1498566596
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Idolatry Book Excerpt:

Tropical Idolatry examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism. This book demonstrates the importance that both religious and political beliefs played in the establishment of the Church in the Spanish Pacific world.

Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico

Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico
Author: Tatiana Seijas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-06-23
ISBN: 1139952854
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Slaves in Colonial Mexico Book Excerpt:

During the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, countless slaves from culturally diverse communities in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia journeyed to Mexico on the ships of the Manila Galleon. Upon arrival in Mexico, they were grouped together and categorized as chinos. Their experience illustrates the interconnectedness of Spain's colonies and the reach of the crown, which brought people together from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe in a historically unprecedented way. In time, chinos in Mexico came to be treated under the law as Indians, becoming indigenous vassals of the Spanish crown after 1672. The implications of this legal change were enormous: as Indians, rather than chinos, they could no longer be held as slaves. Tatiana Seijas tracks chinos' complex journey from the slave market in Manila to the streets of Mexico City, and from bondage to liberty. In doing so, she challenges commonly held assumptions about the uniformity of the slave experience in the Americas.

Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter Reformation

Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter Reformation
Author: Michael Mullett
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 9780810873933
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter Reformation Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation provides a comprehensive account of two chains of events_the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation_that have left an enduring imprint on Europe, America, and the world at large. This is done through a chronology, a introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, countries, institutions, doctrines, ideas, and events.