H. Paul Varley

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Herbert Paul Varley (February 8, 1931 – December 15, 2015) was an American academic, historian, author, and Japanologist.[1] He was an emeritus professor at Columbia University and Sen Sōshitsu XV Professor of Japanese Cultural History at the University of Hawaii.[2][1]


Among other interests, his research focused on the Kamakura period and Muromachi period in the history of Japan.[3]

Selected works[edit]

In an overview of writings by and about Varley, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 38 works in 124 publications in 6 languages and 8,208 library holdings.[4]

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  • 1967 -- The Onin War; history of its origins and background with a selective translation of the Chronicle of Onin. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-02943-8
  • 1968 -- A Syllabus of Japanese Civilization. New York: Columbia University Press. OCLC 268563
  • 1971 -- Imperial Restoration in Medieval Japan. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-03502-6; OCLC 142480
  • 1973 -- Japanese Culture: a Short History. New York: Prager. OCLC 590531
  • 1980 -- A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-04940-5
  • 1994 -- Warriors of Japan as Portrayed in the War Tales. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-1601-8
  • 2000—Japanese Culture. 4th Edition. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.




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