The "Ōnin War" as the Fulfillment of Prophecy

The "Ōnin War" as the Fulfillment of Prophecy <p>Abstract:</p><p>Prophecies profoundly influenced historical narratives in fifteenth-century Japan. The narrative of <i>Ōninki</i> (The chronicle of Ōnin) was constructed so that events would better resonate with a prophecy known as <i>Yamataishi</i>, and the chronicle shaped later historical understandings of the epochal Ōnin War. Analysis of this prophecy, coupled with an exploration of the evolution of the chronicle, allows for a new understanding of the war and the role of prophecies in shaping historical narratives of medieval Japan.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Japanese Studies Society for Japanese Studies

The "Ōnin War" as the Fulfillment of Prophecy

The Journal of Japanese Studies, Volume 46 (1) – Jan 28, 2020

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>Prophecies profoundly influenced historical narratives in fifteenth-century Japan. The narrative of <i>Ōninki</i> (The chronicle of Ōnin) was constructed so that events would better resonate with a prophecy known as <i>Yamataishi</i>, and the chronicle shaped later historical understandings of the epochal Ōnin War. Analysis of this prophecy, coupled with an exploration of the evolution of the chronicle, allows for a new understanding of the war and the role of prophecies in shaping historical narratives of medieval Japan.</p>

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