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Berry, Mary Elizabeth 1947-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 5,850 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Maps  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Elizabeth Berry
Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period by Mary Elizabeth Berry( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quiet revolution in knowledge separated the early modern period in Japan from all previous time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators used the model of the land and cartographic surveys of the newly unified state to observe and order subjects such as agronomy, medicine, gastronomy, commerce, travel, and entertainment. They subsequently circulated their findings through a variety of commercially printed texts: maps, gazetteers, family encyclopedias, urban directories, travel guides, official personnel rosters, and instruction manuals for everything from farming to lovemaking. In this original and gracefully written book, Mary Elizabeth Berry considers the social processes that drove the information explosion of the 1600s. Inviting readers to examine the contours and meanings of this transformation, Berry provides a fascinating account of the conversion of the public from an object of state surveillance into a subject of self-knowledge."--Jacket
The culture of civil war in Kyoto by Mary Elizabeth Berry( )

20 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 1467, war became commonplace in Japan. This book explores that commonplace--the everyday terrain of violence that men and women traced in their diaries, their suits and petitions, their marches and rebellions, their dancing. This is not a book about battles, causes, and resolutions. It is a book about the backwash of battle in a great city, the murkiness and volatility of purpose that marked ever new conflicts. It is about the absence of closure--the resistance to closure--in a long war that broke apart medieval attachments and identities to require fearsome trials with alternatives
Hideyoshi by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong 8 zhang,Nei rong bao kuo:"xiu ji:yi ge chuan qi de chuang zao zhe","xiu ji chu sheng qian hou de ri ben gai kuang:yi ge que fa zhong xin de shi jie","cong zhi tian xin zhang dao"tu shu"xiu ji","ping ding ri ben:zheng fu yu an fu"deng
What is a family? : answers from early modern Japan( )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Is a Family? explores stories of the Japanese family under the political and social order established by the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868). This period showed variation in the ways that families navigated constraints and opportunities. But the circumstances and choices that made one family unlike another were framed, then as now, by the prevailing laws, norms, and controls on resources that shaped all lives. The selected family accounts in this collection of essays focus on a wide variety of individuals ranging from military elite to agrarian villagers and communities of outcastes. Each chapter incorporates diverse sources--from population registers and legal documents to personal letters and diaries--while combining wide accounts of collective practices with intimate portraits of individual actors"--Provided by publisher
Chizu to ezu no seiji bunkashi( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Is a Family? by Marcia Yonemoto( )

2 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a family? The essays gathered here explore disparate family histories in early modern Japan, attending variously to the samurai elite, agrarian villagers, urban merchants, communities of outcastes, and the circles surrounding priests, artists, and scholars. They draw on diverse sources--from population registers and legal documents to personal letters and diaries, from genealogies and necrologies to popular fiction and drama. And while some examine collective practices (the adoption of heirs, the veneration of ancestors), others look intimately at individual actors (a runaway daughter, a murderous wife). What unites these stories is the political and social order of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868), which structured all lives. Families navigated its constraints differently, but the circumstances that made one household unlike another were framed, then as now, by prevailing laws, norms, and controls on resources. Those constraints led the majority to form stem families, the focus of this volume. The essays nonetheless depart from essentialist and nationalist narratives to emphasize that family formation was a dynamic process mediated by particular pressures
Early modernities( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartographic Japan : a history in maps by Kären Wigen( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles of shelf space in contemporary Japanese bookstores and libraries are devoted to travel guides, walking maps, and topical atlases. Young Japanese children are taught how to properly map their classrooms and schoolgrounds. Elderly retirees pore over old castle plans and village cadasters. Pioneering surveyors are featured in popular television shows, and avid collectors covet exquisite scrolls depicting sea and land routes. Today, Japanese people are zealous producers and consumers of cartography, and maps are an integral part of daily life. But this was not always the case: a thousand years ago, maps were solely a privilege of the ruling elite in Japan. Only in the past four hundred years has Japanese cartography truly taken off, and between the dawn of Japan's cartographic explosion and today, the nation's society and landscape have undergone major transformations. At every point, maps have documented those monumental changes. Cartographic Japan offers a rich introduction to the resulting treasure trove, with close analysis of one hundred maps from the late 1500s to the present day, each one treated as a distinctive window onto Japan's tumultuous history. Forty-seven distinguished contributors--hailing from Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia--uncover the meanings behind a key selection of these maps, situating them in historical context and explaining how they were made, read, and used at the time. With more than one hundred gorgeous full-color illustrations, Cartographic Japan offers an enlightening tour of Japan's magnificent cartographic archive
Dou, Dou, Dou : 38 zhong dou zi de mei wei guan xi = Elizabeth berry's great bean book by Florence Fabricant( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu lie ju le 38 zhong chang jian he han jian de dou zi, Mei zhong dou zi dou fu you zhao pian, Bing pei you 40 duo dao mei wei cai yao
American photographers at the turn of the century : travel and trekking by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public life in authoritarian Japan by Mary Elizabeth Berry( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hideyoshi in Kyoto : the arts of peace by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Free cities" of medieval Italy and Japan by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Restoring the past: the documents of Hideyoshi's magistrate in Kyoto by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perspectives on Afro-American women by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward freedom for the freedmen : military policy origins of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Fourteenth Amendment by Mary Elizabeth Berry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Japan in print : information and nation in the early modern period
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The culture of civil war in KyotoHideyoshiWhat is a family? : answers from early modern JapanWhat Is a Family?
Alternative Names
Berry, Mary E. 1947-

Elizabeth Berry

Mary Elizabeth Berry Amerikaans hooglerares (1947-)

Mary Elizabeth Berry orientalista estadounidense

Мэри Берри

ベリ, メアリ・エリザベス

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