HIST605/EALC590: Medieval Japan: Introduction

Course guide for students of HIST 605/EALC 590 on how to use databases available in KU Libraries and find research materials.

About This Course

"This lecture course examines the history of Japan from the end of the ancient period (c. 1200 AD) through the medieval era (approximately 1573). Issues covered include the formation and destruction of the Kamakura and Muromachi warrior governments, medieval religious life, and culture." -- couse syllabus

Instructor: Dr. Eric Rath

Office Hours: Tu&Th: 11:00-12:00, 2:30-3:00 (and by appointment)

Class Schedule: Tu&Th 1:00-2:15

Location: Wescoe 4002


Tsuba (sword guard) Artist Unknown, 1400s

The University of Kansas Spencer Museum Collection

From "Art & Cultural Heritage Collection"


Database Instruction (3/13/2014)

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