updated: February 21, 2013
series of illustrated lectures
The Way of the Warrior
- ARISTOCRATIC JAPAN
( 1185 - 1600 )
illustrated presentation to follow consists of one hundred and seventeen
images (with accompanying written narration) displayed over a series of
eighty linked screen "pages". It should take approximately sixty minutes
to complete (depending largely on the speed of your modem connection).
The material included in
MILITARY - ARISTOCRATIC JAPAN covers four fundamental topics and themes:
To gain the most from the presentation
to follow, read through the accompanying terms
and questions. These will help you to organize
the material discussed and to highlight the most important points made in
the written narration.
the historical process whereby
the military - aristocracy came to exercise political power over the centralized
the development of warrior
cultural values and the impact of Buddhism on those values;
the developing patterns of
religious, artistic, literary and architectural traditions associated with
"The Way of the Warrior", the cultural style of the Military - Aristocratic
period in Japanese history; and …
the loss of centralized political
control during the final century of military - aristocratic rule to local
daimyo feudal lords.
As you proceed, be sure
to examine each image for visual information illustrating the point made
in the accompanying caption; figure out why that particular picture, diagram
or chart was included.
A written follow-up exercise
(on a page that can be printed out for your personal use) concludes the
presentation. A comment form for your reactions to the entire experience
has also been included.
on the button below to move to the next screen "page" in the presentation.