Historical Dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto Hardback
by Ian Ropke
Part of the Historical Dictionaries of Cities, States, and Regions series
Osaka and Kyoto are often overshadowed in the Western imagination by Tokyo's teeming sea of civilization.
Nevertheless, Osaka and Kyoto are the setting for most of Japan's important historical events.
From the 5th century B.C.E. to the 17th century, the Osaka-Kyoto region (known as the Kansai today) was the center of Japan politically, culturally, and economically.
Today, the region continues to play a leading role in the traditional arts as well as serving as the second most important economic area in the country.
This volume begins to address a painful lack of information about Osaka and Kyoto in English.
Its dictionary-style entries place concise and important information at researchers' and scholars' fingertips.
The introductions and chronologies contribute to the usefulness of this ready-reference, and the bibliography points students of Osaka and Kyoto to starting points for further research.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Scarecrow Press
- Publication Date: 22/07/1999
- Category: Reference works
- ISBN: 9780810836228