By John Breen,Mark Teeuwen
- Offers a special new method of Shinto historical past that mixes severe research with unique research
- Examines key evolutionary moments within the lengthy heritage of Shinto, together with the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and gives the 1st severe heritage in English or eastern of the Hie shrine, probably the most very important in all Japan
- Traces the improvement of varied shrines, myths, and rituals via heritage as uniquely varied phenomena, exploring how and once they merged into the trendy proposal of Shinto that exists in Japan today
- Challenges the old stereotype of Shinto because the unchanging, all-defining middle of eastern culture
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A New History of Shinto by John Breen,Mark Teeuwen