The Six National Histories of Japan is a useful addition to the growing body of English-language scholarship on early Japan. Sakamoto's detailed account of the contents and compilation process of the rikkokushi offers unique insights into the workings of the imperial government in the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries. Brownlee's translation now makes this seminal study and reference volume available to beginning students and general readers as well as to specialists.
A superb translation of a meticulous exegesis of the Six National Histories, compiled as separate accounts from 681 to 901.
... his book is not only a rich compendium of information about these particular texts, but a work on premodern historiography that will reward the attention of professional historians in a wide variety of fields outside Japan.
2. Nihon Shoki
3. Shoku Nihongi
4. Nihon Koki
5. Shoku Nihon Koki
6. Nihon Montoku Tenno Kitsuroko
7. Nihon Montoku Tenno Kitsuroku
8. Nihon Sandai Jitsuroku
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