Religion and Society in Nineteenth-century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kantō Region, Using Late Edo and Eary Meiji Gazetteers

Using local geographies of the Kanto region as a basis for her study, Helen Hardacre presents a statistical portrait of

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Religion and Society in Nineteenth-century Japan: A Study of the Southern Kantō Region, Using Late Edo and Eary Meiji Gazetteers

Table of contents :
Late Edo and Early Meiji Gazetteers --
Regulating religion, shaping Priesthoods --
Religious Institutions in Western Tama and Kōza County at the end of the Edo Period --
Four case studies --
Folk religious life --
Changes of the Early Meiji Period --
The four case studies revisited in Early Meiji --
Post-Meiji Restoration changes in popular religious life --
Conclusion.

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