Ladylike Religion: Ritual and Agency in the Life of an Eleventh-Century Japanese Noblewoman

  title={Ladylike Religion: Ritual and Agency in the Life of an Eleventh-Century Japanese Noblewoman},
  author={Heather Alice Blair},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={1 - 22}
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  • Published 25 July 2016
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July 8, 2013, and the Council on East Asian St would like to thank the audiences for their qu grateful to Constance Furey, Aileen Gatten, Pa Nance, Morten Oxenbøll, Joannah Peterson, a and corrections, which have significantly impro comings are of course my own. 1 See, e.g., Endō Moto’o, Chūsei ōken to ō 2008); or Okada Shōji, Heian jidai no kokka to 1994); for an English-language overview, see Period Japan,” Religion Compass 7–8 (2013): 2 creasing attention, it is often treated separately… 


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