Jeffrey Paul Mass (June 29, 1940 – March 30, 2001) was an American academic, historian, author and Japanologist. He was Yamato Ichihashi Professor of Japanese History at Stanford University.[1]

Early life edit

Mass was born in New York City in 1940. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Hamilton College in 1961, a master's degree in history from New York University in 1965, and he received his doctorate in history from Yale in 1971.[2]

Career edit

Mass joined the Stanford University faculty in 1973. He was made a full professor in 1981.[2]

After 1987, he spent the late spring and summer of each year teaching at Oxford University.[1]

During many years, his research was supported by a Fulbright Research Fellowship, a Mellon Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other grants.[1]

Selected works edit

In an overview of writings by and about Mass, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 30+ works in 110+ publications in 3 languages and 5,000+ library holdings.[3]

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  • Warrior government in early medieval Japan: a study of the Kamakura Bakufu, shugo and jitō, 1974
  • The Kamakura bakufu: a study in documents, 1976
  • The development of Kamakura rule, 1180-1250: a history with documents, 1979
  • Court and Bakufu in Japan: essays in Kamakura history, 1982
  • The Bakufu in Japanese history, 1985
  • Lordship and inheritance in Early Medieval Japan: a study of the Kamakura Soryō system, 1989
  • Antiquity and anachronism in Japanese history, 1992
  • The origins of Japan's medieval world: courtiers, clerics, warriors, and peasants in the fourteenth century, 1997
  • Yoritomo and the founding of the first Bakufu: the origins of dual government in Japan, 1999

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Sanford, John. "Jeffrey Mass, a leading authority on Japanese medieval history, dead at 60," Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine Stanford News Service. April 9, 2001; retrieved 2012-11-9.
  2. ^ a b Hamilton College, "Hamilton College Honorary Degree Presented in memoriam to Jeffrey P. Mass ’62" Archived 2015-10-23 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-11-9.
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine: Mass, Jeffrey P.; retrieved 2012-11-9.

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