Tale of the Heike

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The Tale of the Heike depicts the struggle for power between two rival clans, the Taira and the Minamoto. The main events of The Tale take place from 1156 C.E., when the Taira first rise to power after the Hōgen Disturbance, to 1185 C.E., when the Minamoto clan defeat the Taira in the events of the Genpai War.

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TaleoftheHeikebyBistroCatTheTaleoftheHeikedepictsthestruggleforpowerbetweentworivalclans,theTairaandtheMinamoto.ThemaineventsofTheTaletakeplacefrom1156C.E.,whentheTairafirstrisetopoweraftertheHgenDisturbance,to1185C.E.,whentheMinamotoclandefeattheTairaintheeventsoftheGenpaiWar.FollowingtheirvictoryovertheTaira,theMinamotocreatetheKamakuraBakufu,thefirstshogunate,establishingafeudalisticformofgovernment.AlthoughtheMinamotowereultimatelyvictorious,TheTaleoftheHeike,atitscore,clearlyreflectsanelegiacaccountofthefallofTairaclan;thisisevidentthroughthedepictionofTairaKiyomorisgreatnessinpoliticalconquests,thetragicroleofTairaShigemori,

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