The History of the Fujiwara House: A Study and Annotated Translation of the Toshi Kaden

The History of the Fujiwara House: A Study and Annotated Translation of the Toshi Kaden

by Mikael Bauer

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Overview

With the addition of a contextualized introduction, here is the first annotated translation of the eighth- century clan history Toshi Kaden or the History of the Fujiwara House. Hitherto, scholars have focused on the more famous eighth-century imperial histories Nihon Shoki and Kojiki, but other sources such as the History of the Fujiwara House provide a narrative that complements or deviates from the official histories. The book was written to provide students and researchers with additional material to reconsider the political and intellectual currents of seventh- and eighth-century Japan and, in addition, reveal further insight into the career and motivations of its controversial author, the courtier Fujiwara no Nakamaro.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912961184
Publisher: Renaissance Books
Publication date: 03/30/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.62(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Fujiwara Family Line Introduction Part I: Fujiwara no Nakamaro The Nara period The Fujiwara Fujiwara no Nakamaro Early life Political career Gradual rise to prominence The Shoku Nihongi entry for same date records The Rebellion Nakamaro's religious policies Nakamaro and Toshi Kaden Scholarship on Toshi Kaden Part II: Narratives of the three extant chronicles The Chronicle of Kamatari The Chronicle of Joe The Chronicle of Muchimaro Part III: Translations The Chronicle of Kamatari The Chronicle of Joe The Chronicle of Muchimaro Bibliography Index

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