HST 369 Notes - War and Religion in the 7th Century

HST 369 Notes - War and Religion in the 7th Century - HST...

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HST 369 Notes – War and Religion in the 7 th Century 9/10/07 Discussion Questions: 1. How does the preface to the Kojiki reflect the politics of when it was commissioned? a. Quiz Answer: The Kojiki was a compiled history that was more of a compilation of folktales that were taken down by a guy working for the emperor of the time. It retells a lot of tales previously told orally from the beginning of Japanese creation, but it is also seen as a ploy y the emperor for justifications of his power 2. The kojiki is also interesting because it discusses the transition from oral to written history. What does its author, Yasumaro, tell us about how the kojiki was compiled and recorded? What problems did he encounter? Have you ever found yourself aware of the differences in the way you tell a story as opposed to the way you might write it down? 3. Batten proposes a major revision of how and when the Taika reforms were implemented. What is the old view he is writing against? What new framework does Batten propose instead? does he offer convincing evidence?
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