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In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Scrolls of the Mongol Invasion of Japan

Multimedia presentation of two scrolls, one formerly believed to be an accurate copy of the other, depicting the Mongol Invasion of Japan, a key event in the development in Japanese self-identity and mythology. These two scrolls, along with translation and commentary, are placed side by side for the first time and the discrepancies between them revealed. Scholars and students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into the historical importance of each manuscript as well as the implications of the differences between them. As cultural artifacts, these scrolls, presented in such detail with new educational technology give students the opportunity to explore numerous areas of Japanese history, from warfare and social structures to mythology and national identity.

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Chelsea Fehskens
12 years ago
I have been looking at your Scrolls for an hour and I am amazed at how easy the site is to use. I will definitely keep this in my collection to use in my classroom. It is a great set-up to compare the scrolls. I like that it is very interactive and student friendly. Thank you for such a great resource!