This 4 page essay reports on the "Tales of the Heike," the most renowned example of a warrior tale, which is a principal genre in medieval Japanese literature. This is an epic tale that recounts the struggle for power that occurred between the Taira, also known as Heike, and the Minamoto, which is also known as Genji, clans for the control of Japan towards the close of the twelfth century during the Genpei War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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