Sh En

Sh En

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A sh en was a field or manor in Japan. The Japanese term comes from the Tang dynasty Chinese term zhuangyuan. Sh en, from about the 8th to the late 15th century, describes any of the private, tax-free, often autonomous estates or manors whose rise undermined the political and economic power of the emperor and contributed to the growth of powerful local clans. The estates developed from land tracts assigned to officially sanctioned Shint shrines or Buddhist temples or granted by the emperor as gifts to the Imperial family, friends, or officials. As these estates grew, they became independent of the civil administrative system and contributed to the rise of a local military class.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • String Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136148749
  • 9786136148748