World History Era of Warrior Dominance - Era of Warrior Dominance A Introduction 1 12th century on > civil wars 2 Chinese influence declines 3 Warrior

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Era of Warrior DominanceA. Introduction1. 12thcentury on > civil wars2. Chinese influence declines3. Warrior elite produces impressive Japanese art – ceramics/landscape, poetryB. Declining influence of China1. Emperor – heavenly mandate and centralized power a joke – regional power clear2. Refuse to grovel, pay tribute to Chinese Son of Heaven3. Gempei Wars – peasants vs. samurai4. Minamoto established bakufu – military governmenta. Power with Minamoto family and samurai retainersC. The Breakdown of Bakufu Dominance and the Age of the Warlords1. Warlords – shoguns – military leadersa. built up power – enlarged domainsb. Hojo family – manipulated shoguns who ruled for emperors2. Ashikaga Shogunate took power 1336-1573a. Emperor flees to hillsb. Warlord lands passed out to samurai – used to be just military, now leaders1. 300 little kingdoms – daimyos – no longer bushisD. Toward Barbarism? Military Division and Social Change1. Chivalrous qualities of Bushi era deteriorate

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