IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 526: The Making of Records in Medieval Japan

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:David Bates, School of History, University of East Anglia / Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Paper 526-aBirth of Medieval Documents: From the Ancient Imperial World to the Medieval 'Feudal' World
(Language: English)
Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Index terms: Administration, Literacy and Orality
Paper 526-bConfirmation Charter and Letters of Judgment: Some Aspects of Japanese Vassalage
(Language: English)
Kazuki Takahashi, National Museum of Japanese History, Sakura
Index terms: Administration, Law, Literacy and Orality
Paper 526-cWritten Reports of Manorial Communities to their Lords
(Language: English)
Hirokazu Ogawa, Department of Economics, Kumamoto Gakuen University
Index terms: Administration, Law, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

This session has two purposes: The one is to give an introductory explanation of Japanese medieval records to historians in Europe. The other is to discuss some aspects of governmental systems in medieval Japanese societies, considering the process of making records and their formats, the literacy of local people, and the communication between lords and their subjects.