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By Ross Bender

ISBN-10: 1500896020

ISBN-13: 9781500896027

it is a examine and translation of the Imperial Edicts in Shoku Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan, endured) from the years 749-770, the reign of the final Empress of Nara Japan, Koken/Shotoku Tenno. those edicts, referred to as Senmyo, have been inscribed in previous jap whereas the narrative of the chronicle used to be classical chinese language. within the edicts the Emperors and Empresses proclaimed themselves "Manifest Gods (Akitsumikami)" and the texts are very important proof not just for Shintoism in historical Japan, but additionally its relation to Buddhism and chinese language inspiration.

This quantity encompasses a translation of Senmyo #12-#47, in addition to the unique kanji textual content and a transliteration into Romanized Japanese.

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