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Nagaoka: Japans Forgotten Capital (Brills Japanese Studies Library) Ellen Van Goethem

Nagaoka: Japans Forgotten Capital (Brills Japanese Studies Library)

Ellen Van Goethem

Published March 31st 2008
ISBN : 9789004166004
Hardcover
350 pages
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This is the first work to deal comprehensively with the historical and physical aspects of the Nagaoka palace and capital, which were constructed in the eighth century at the order of Kanmu Tenn?, but abruptly abandoned after only ten years. NewMoreThis is the first work to deal comprehensively with the historical and physical aspects of the Nagaoka palace and capital, which were constructed in the eighth century at the order of Kanmu Tenn?, but abruptly abandoned after only ten years. New research and the information yielded by decades of excavation made possible this fresh reassessment of conventional theories of the construction and layout of Nagaoka, as well as the life and reign of its founder. It also examines the motivations behind Nagaokas establishment and abandonment within the context of Kanmus reign and personal convictions. In broader terms, this volume deals with the process of capital building in late eighth-century Japan, and the links between the Nara and Heian capitals.