Kyoto - An Urban History of Japans Premodern Capital
Author: Matthew Stavros
University of Hawai‘i Press
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Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan's Premodern Capital explores Kyoto’s urban landscape
across eight centuries, beginning with the city's foundation in 794 and concluding
at the dawn of the early modern era in about 1600.
Richly illustrated with original maps and diagrams, this panoramic examination of space
and architecture narrates a history of Japan’s premodern capital in a way useful to students
and scholars of institutional history, material culture, art history, religion,
and urban planning.
Japan specialists are introduced to new ways of thinking about old historical problems
while readers interested more broadly in the architecture and urban planning of East Asia
will benefit from a novel approach that synthesizes textual, pictorial, and archeological sources.