By John Breen,Mark Teeuwen
- Offers a distinct new method of Shinto background that mixes serious research with unique research
- Examines key evolutionary moments within the lengthy background of Shinto, together with the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and gives the 1st severe historical past in English or eastern of the Hie shrine, probably the most vital in all Japan
- Traces the advance of varied shrines, myths, and rituals via historical past as uniquely various phenomena, exploring how and after they merged into the fashionable suggestion of Shinto that exists in Japan today
- Challenges the historical stereotype of Shinto because the unchanging, all-defining middle of eastern culture
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