IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 122: The Features of the Medieval Cities in Japan: The Present Stage of Research

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society, Japan
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Paper 122-bKyoto, the Capital of Medieval Japan
(Language: English)
Kunikazu Yamada, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 122-cThe Landscape of Local Political Cities in Medieval Japan
(Language: English)
Aki Yamamura, Aichi Prefectural University / University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 122-dThe Structure of Medieval Cities and Religion in Japan
(Language: English)
Hiroshi Niki, Osaka City University
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to throw light on the structures and features of Japanese medieval cities, by exploring the capital city (Kyoto), local governmental cities, and religious cities. We try to establish a new method of research into the medieval cities by sublating archaeological, geographical, and historical frameworks. Here ‘space’, ‘landscape’, ‘recognition of city’, ‘self-consciousness of citizens’, and ‘religion’ should be the key words of methodology. In addition we start by referring to the ancient city on which all the medieval cities were based.