Gunki monogatari

category of Japanese literature written primarily in the Kamakura and Muromachi periods that focus on wars and conflicts

Gunki monogatari (軍記物語, Military chronicle-tale), or "war tales," is a category of Japanese literature written primarily in the Kamakura and Muromachi periods that focus on wars and conflicts, especially the civil wars that took place between 1156 and 1568. Examples of this genre include the Hōgen Monogatari and the Heiji Monogatari. The most well known gunki monogatari is Heike Monogatari.
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genre: Gunki monogatari

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The Tale of the Heike

Japanese book compiled prior to 1330

author: Akashi Kakuichi, 藤原行長

Taiheiki

Japanese tale written in the late 14th century

1370

Gikeiki

Japanese gunki monogatari ("war-tale") that focuses on the legends of Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his followers

The Tale of Hōgen

Japanese war chronicle or military tale (gunki monogatari) relating the events and prominent figures of the Hōgen Rebellion

The Tale of Heiji

Japanese war epic (gunki monogatari) detailing the events of the Heiji Rebellion of 1159-1160

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