Richmond, Surrey : Curzon Press, 1996., 1995. Paperback. 8vo. xii, 251 pp. Includes index. (Very good copy). A comprehensive glossary and reference work with more than a thousand entries on Shinto ranging from brief definitions of Japanese terms to short essays dealing with aspects of Shinto practice, belief and institutions from early times up to the present day. (booknr: 48607). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
From the Back Cover: This dictionary is a comprehensive glossary and reference work with more than a thousand entries on Shinto, ranging from brief definition of Japanese terms to short essays dealing with aspects of Shinto practice, belief, and institution from early times to the present.
Titel: A popular dictionary of Shinto.
Buchbeschreibung Richmond, Curzon Press., 1996. 21 cm x 13,5 cm. XII, 251 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. Shinto, also kami-no-michi, is an indigenous religion of Japan and the people of Japan. It is defined as an action-centered religion, focused on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past. Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to a collection of native beliefs and mythology. Shinto today is a term that applies to the religion of public shrines devoted to the worship of a multitude of gods (kami), suited to various purposes such as war memorials and harvest festivals, and applies as well to various sectarian organizations. Practitioners express their diverse beliefs through a standard language and practice, adopting a similar style in dress and ritual, dating from around the time of the Nara and Heian periods. Artikel-Nr. 70128AB