Lecture 20, Kamakura Japan, 1185-1333 orig, revF11 (1)

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Kamakura Japan, 1185-1333 The Gates of Power Kenmon/Kemmon System
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Cosmic Observations Kamakura era: Most dramatic change was the establishment in Kamakura of a warrior govt as an equal of court aristocrats and the monastic complexes Warriors began long term process of cutting deeply into wealth and power of the imperial family, courtiers, and monks of Kyoto/Kinai region. Story too of the presistence of the old order – shoen system, imperial bureaucracy, courtiers and monks.
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1200-1260s period of uncertainty as to who would dominate the bakufu (military government) – importance of Hojo family, particularly Masako Masako kept coalition of gokenin (housemen) together after 1199. Her efforts resulted in Hojo lineage expanding its role within the military government. Women played critical role in military households.
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Jokyu Disturbance, 1219-1221, represented Emperor Go-Toba’s effort to reassert control and end the bakufu. A failed effort. Warrior’s as one of the Gates of Power now permanent.
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