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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Gempei War
The Genpei or Gempei War (源平戦争)(1180-1185) was a war of ancient Japan, fought between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
The Genpei War resulted in the fall of the Taira clan and establishment of Minamoto Yoritomo as shogun of Japan in 1192.
The Genpei or Gempei War (源平合戦、寿永・治承の乱) (1180-1185) was a war of ancient Japan, fought between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Gempei-War   (639 words)

  
  Genpei War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Genpei or Gempei War (源平合戦、寿永・治承の乱) (1180-1185) was a war of ancient Japan, fought between the Taira and Minamoto clans.
The Genpei War resulted in the fall of the Taira clan and establishment of Minamoto Yoritomo as shogun of Japan in 1192.
The Genpei Wars were the culmination of a decades-long conflict between the two clans over dominance of the Imperial court, and thus, by extension, control of Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genpei_War   (511 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Shogun
Minamoto no Yoshinaka was given appointed Seii Taishogun during the Genpei War[?] only to be killed shortly thereafter by his distant cousin Minamoto no Yoshitsune, brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo.
After the defeat of the Taira clan in the Genpei War in 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo seized power from the emperor and became the dictator and de facto ruler of Japan.
He established a feudal system of government based in Kamakura in which the military, the samurai, assumed all political power while the Emperors of Japan and the aristocracy in Kyoto remained the figurehead de jure rulers.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/sh/Shogun   (609 words)

  
 Samurai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The life style and the war tactics shown in the movie The Last Samurai are those of out-country samurais of the Sengoku jidai, precisely of the era before 1543; not those in the 19th century.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who became a grand minister in 1586, himself the son of a poor peasant family, created a law that the samurai caste became codified as permanent and heritable, and that non-samurai were forbidden to carry weapons.
The headquarters fought the war with the brains and the eyes caught too much by the successful experiences in the prior two wars and lost; not only because of the shortage of the natural resources required.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/s/sa/samurai.html   (2590 words)

  
 Shogun - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Minamoto no Yoshinaka was named Seii Taishogun during the Genpei War only to be killed shortly thereafter by his distant cousin Minamoto no Yoshitsune, brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo.
After the defeat of the Taira clan in the Genpei War in 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo seized power from the emperor and became the dictator and de facto ruler of Japan.
He established a feudal system of government based in Kamakura in which the military, the samurai, assumed all political power while the Emperors of Japan and the aristocracy in Kyoto remained the figurehead de jure rulers.
open-encyclopedia.com /Shogun   (859 words)

  
 Minamoto no Yoshitsune
In 1180, Yoshitsune heard that Yoshitomo, now head of the Minamoto clan, had raised an army at the request of Prince Mochihito[?] to fight against the Taira clan which had usurped the power of the emperor.
Yoshitsune defeated and killed his rival cousin Minamoto no Yoshinaka at Awazu[?] in Omi[?] province in the first month of 1184 and in the next month defeated the Taira at the Battle of Ichi no Tani[?] in present day Kobe.
After the Gempei War, Yoshitsune joined the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa against his brother Yoritomo.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mi/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune.html   (323 words)

  
 Genpei War -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Genpei or Gempei War (源平戦争)(1180-1185) was a war of ancient (A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building) Japan, fought between the (Long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America) Taira and (additional info and facts about Minamoto) Minamoto clans.
The Genpei War resulted in the fall of the (Long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America) Taira clan and establishment of (additional info and facts about Minamoto Yoritomo) Minamoto Yoritomo as (A hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68) shogun of Japan in 1192.
The war ended five years later, with a decisive (additional info and facts about Minamoto) Minamoto victory in the naval (additional info and facts about Battle of Dan-no-ura) Battle of Dan-no-ura.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/genpei_war.htm   (1067 words)

  
 Gempei War
While a serious examination of the social aspects of the Gempei War is beyond the scope of this short piece, certain points must be made.
The course of the war itself is hazy at times, largely due to the old adage that 'victors write the history books', and holes in the historical record.
In a sense, the specifics of the Gempei War - the battles, armies, and tactics - were secondary to the political arena.
www.samurai-archives.com /Gempeiwar.html   (3883 words)

  
 Shogun Armory-providing the finest in antique Samurai Armor
One passage from the Heike Monogatari, the famous chronicle of the Gempei War, describes different sword-moves: zigzag style, interlacing, cross, reversed dragonfly, waterwheel, eight-sides-at-once.
During a battle in the Gempei War, fought in shallow water off the island of Shikoku, one of the Taira tied a fan to the mast of their ship and challenged the Minamoto to shoot it down.
A perfect example of samurai valor is related from the First Battle of Uji during the Gempei War.
boardroom.deepblue.com /db/shogun/web/historyWAR.html   (2085 words)

  
 Minamoto no Yoshitsune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1180, Yoshitsune heard that Yoritomo, now head of the Minamoto clan, had raised an army at the request of Prince Mochihito to fight against the Taira clan which had usurped the power of the emperor.
Yoshitsune shortly thereafter joined Yoritomo along with Minamoto no Noriyori, all brothers that had never before met, in the last of three conflicts between the rival Minamoto and Taira samurai clans in the Gempei War.
After the Gempei War, Yoshitsune joined the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa against his brother Yoritomo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune   (466 words)

  
 Kamakura Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Battle of Uji was very significant because it opened the Gempei Wars, and eventually opened the door for the beginning of the Kamakura Bakufu.
The Gempei Wars were fought between two rival families, the Minamoto and Taira.
After the defeat of the Taira family through the Gempei Wars, Yoritomo struggled with his cousins for control of the family and of Japan.
cate.blogs.com /unit_02   (1551 words)

  
 Windows on Asia
By the end of the war, the Minamoto were able to put an end to Taira supremacy, and Minamoto Yoritomo succeeded as the leader of Japan.
The Japanese forces succeeded in occupying almost the whole coast of China and committed severe war atrocities on the Chinese population, especially during the fall of the capital Nanking.
The turning point in the Pacific War was the battle of Midway in June 1942.
www.isp.msu.edu /asianStudies/wbwoa/eastasia/Japan/history.html   (4522 words)

  
 Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales
In this study, Varley seeks to illuminate the evolution of the warrior code, the lord/vassal relationship, and the mode of warfare of ancient and medieval Japan, based on his reading of the famous warrior tales, gunki-mono.
Mutsu Waki (A Tale of Mutsu) is about the Former Nine Years War (which actually lasted six years from 1056 to 1062) between the Abe family and Minamoto no Yoriyoshi appointed by the Court to deal with the unruly Mutsu warriors.
Many of the insights will probably not be new to people intensely interested in Japanese history although this by no means diminishes the achievement of tracing their evolution in the tales.
www.gotterdammerung.org /books/reviews/w/warriors-of-japan-as-portrayed-in-the-war-tales.html   (1130 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Muroyama
Events Three-year old Emperor Go-Toba ascends to the throne of Japan after the forced abdication of his brother Antoku during the Genpei War William of Tyre excommunicated by the newly appointed Heraclius of Jerusalem, firmly ending their struggle for power Andronicus I Comnenus becomes the Byzantine emperor Births...
Minamoto (源;) was an honorary surname bestowed by the Emperors of Japan of the Heian Period to their sons and grandsons after accepting them as royal subjects.
The battle of Kurikara, also known as the battle of Tonamiyama (砺波山), was the battle where the tide of the war turned in the Minamotos favor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Muroyama   (907 words)

  
 Hogen monogatari
There are several famous war tales that narrate the history of the dissolution of the refined Heian society and the gradual establishment of the military bakufu that would rule Japan well into the modern era.
The important incidents are the Hôgen Disturbance (this tale), the Heiji Disturbance, the Gempei War, the Shokyu War, the Kemmu Restoration, and the War of the Two Courts.
The tale is divided in three parts, with the first covering the background of Toba's rule, his arbitrary assignment of successors, and the gathering of forces on the imperial and rebel sides.
www.gotterdammerung.org /books/reviews/h/hogen-monogatari.html   (1223 words)

  
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The War of the Holy League (1510 - 1513) ---------------------------------------- [WL] Marignano (1515 - 1516) ----------------------- [WL] French war in Italy.
Russo-Turkish War (1828 - 1829) ------------------------------- [WL] Russia defeated the Ottoman Turks.
The Persian Gulf War of 1991 -- from January 16 to February 28 -- was fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence.
tomas.nocrew.org /grow/short.txt   (1186 words)

  
 Gempei War --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Stories of the rise and fall of the two families, with their Buddhist overtones of evanescence and their sense of heroic tragedy, have a popularity in Japan akin to that of Arthurian legends in English-speaking countries.
During World War II three types of offenses against the law of nations were stated by the Allied powers.
In these wars the Xhosa, agricultural and pastoral peoples native to the Eastern Cape, tried to prevent the continued intrusion of Dutch settlers into their lands.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9365368   (916 words)

  
 Tomoe Gozen - Female Samurai - Japanese Culture
Tomoe Gozen was a high level female samurai in the time of the Gempei War - around 1000 AD.
The Gempei War was about the Minamotos fighting with the Taira.
When the Minamoto won the war, Yoshinaka wanted to be the head of the new ruling class.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art18012.asp   (241 words)

  
 "In ancient times skilful warriors first made themselves invincible, and then watched for vulnerability in their ...
The "Wars between the Courts" dragged on for 56 years as Go-Daigo and his heirs fought against the Ashikaga shoguns and their emperors.
For example, during the Wars of the Roses in England — a civil war on the other side of the world that was happening at this time — the armies raised rarely numbered more than about 10-12,000 men on each side.
With the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, the Japanese proved that their transformation was complete when they defeated the Russian Empire on both land and sea.
www.geocities.com /grasshopper_147/samurai/warrior2.html   (13368 words)

  
 Heike Monogatari
Specifically, it narrates the events surrounding the Gempei Wars of 1181-1185, in which an alliance of clans led by the Minamoto drove the once mighty Taira and their allies from the capital, chasing them as far as the southern island of Kyushu in an attempt to exterminate every last member of the clan.
Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan at the beginning of the Gempei War, is described as a ruthless, emotional tyrant, hungry for power and willing to take any means to crush his enemies and gain it.
Rewards, both monetary and honorary, were given in the Gempei battles to soldiers who excelled, either by killing a high-ranking opponent or by being the first to charge into enemy lines.
www.artelino.com /articles/heike-monogatari.asp   (2730 words)

  
 Paradox Interactive Forums - Japanese Civil war
Until the Japanese-Chinese war of 1895 of course and the numerous aggression wars, the militaristic Japan began in the 20th century.
Well, in ancient times there were wars in Japan, and the Yamato unified much of central Japan in these wars, and founded the Empire of Japan and the Yamato ruler Jimmu became the first Emperor, Jimmu, 2,663 years ago.
The Heike were defeated in Gempei Wars at Dan no Ura, and Minamoto Yoshitsune, a great Genji general (Probably the most popular in the war, followed by Heike Tomomori), was forced to commit seppuku, because his brother Yoritomo was jealous of his fame.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?s=942a78593e4fba6dfb5431c4fa9fa12b&threadid=82469   (3642 words)

  
 Japanese History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Fujiwara family’s power declined after the mid 11th century and the era saw a number of struggles for power such as the Heiji Rising (1159) or the Gempei War (1180-1185), which were confrontations between the Minamoto family and the Taira family.
By the end of the Gempei Warm the Minamoto family prevailed over the Taira family and Minamoto Yoritomo in 1192 succeeded as Shogun or the highest military officer and established a new government in Kamakura.
After the Korean War (1950-1953), the recovery of Japan was accelerated and its economy flourished in a rather rapid fashion.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/y/u/yum102/ART002/assignment7.html   (2135 words)

  
 Of Nightingales That Weep
As war breaks out, Takiko flees the court and is forced to choose between loyalty to her people and her love for Hideo.
During the war, Takiko waits for her love, Hideo, to return to her, but it always takes him a while and he doesn't exactly do what he says he is going to, only sometimes.
The war is between the Heike and the Genji who are fighting for control of Japan.
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 Japan People
Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), leader of the Taira clan; brings his fighting force to the aid of the reigning emperor in 1156; key player in court politics and the subsequent Gempei War; from 1156 until his death Kiyomori becomes the most powerful figure at court, with control over the emperor.
To curtail the growing power of the Taira, he instigates the Heiji War in 1159; defeated and executed (along with most of his clan) by Kiyomori in l160.
Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339): attempts to reassert the power of the emperor against the rule of the Kamakura Bakufu; his period of ascendancy is known as the Kemmu Restoration; power is quickly lost to the Ashikaga house; forces of Go- Daigo flee to the south and resist the power of the Ashikaga Shogunate until 1392.
www.history.umd.edu /Faculty/agoldman/284/htm_pages/terms/j_people.htm   (752 words)

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