HST 369 Notes - The Genpei War

HST 369 Notes - The Genpei War - HST 369 Notes The Genpei...

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HST 369 Notes – The Genpei War 10/5/07 Discussion Questions: From Hane: 1. This section begins with a discussion of the problems facing late Heian society. What were they? 2. Hane writes of Kiyomori’s rise to power. How did Kiyomori come to hold power? How was he received by Kyoto aristocrats? 3. Hoes does Hane view Yoritomo’s victory in the Genpei War? In what ways do Kiyomori and Yoritomo differ in their approaches to government and power? 4. What were the key elements of the Kamakura Bakufu? What effect did the Revolt of 1221 have on Kamakura’s power? Keene: 1. After reading “The Death of Atsumori”, what impression do you have of these samurai? What surprises you? Does the tale give a sense that Western Taira warriors like Atsumori were different from Eastern Minamoto warriors like Kumagai? 2. Where do you find Buddhist influences in the tale? How do you suppose that might affect its reliability as a source of information about the war? Hane Reading Notes: Warrior monks scared the government! The Rivalry of the Taira and Minamoto During the Hogen disturbance they both gained power, but during the Heiji, Yoshitomo staged a coup and failed.
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