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Rulers, Peasants and the Use of the Written Word in Medieval Japan

Ategawa no shō 1004-1304


Judith Fröhlich

Contents: Orality and literacy in the Medieval Period – The History of Ategawa no shō – Representing Land and Creating a Written Tradition: The Goshuin engi of Kōyasan – Documentary Proof and Oral Testimony: The Litigation of 1275 to 1276 – Peasants Vocalising Resistance: The Katakana Petition of 1275.