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Episode 3: The Tale of the Heike—The great samurai epic and the rise of the samurai class.
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A. L. Sadler’s text of The Tale of the Heike (free online)
Website for The Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari)
- Reading notes and summaries of the entire Tale of the Heike
The History of Japan Podcast, hosted by Isaac Meyer
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Linfamy’s Japanese History and Folktales YouTube Channel
“Tomoe Gozen: Badass Women in Japanese History” at Tofugu.com
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Marcus, Marvin. Japanese Literature from Murasaki to Murakami. Association for Asian Studies, 2015.
De Bary, Theodore, et. al, eds. Sources of Japanese Tradition: From Earliest Times to 1600, Columbia, 1964.
McAlpine, Helen and William. Japanese Tales and Legends, Oxford, 1989.
Mori, Masaki. Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic. State University Press of New York, 1997.
Oyler, Elizabeth. “Gio: Women and Performance in the ‘Heike Monogatari’.” Harvard Review of Asiatic Studies, 2004.
Shirane, Haruo, ed. Traditional Japanese Literature: An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600. Columbia, 2008.
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