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Rikkokushi (六国史?), also romanized Rokkokushi, is a general term for Japan's six earliest national histories.[1] These six books chronicle the mythology and history of Japan from the earliest times to AD 887.

History

The six histories were written at the Imperial court during the eighth and ninth centuries. These works include

Related pages

References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005)."Rikkokushi," Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 789-790.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nihon shoki" at p. 710.
  3. Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihongi" at p. 883.
  4. Nussbaum, "Nihon kōki" at p. 709.
  5. Nussbaum, "Shoku Nihon kōki" at pp. 883-884.
  6. Nussbaum, "Montoku jitsuroku" at p. 658.
  7. Nussbaum, "Sandai jitsuroku" at p. 816.

Further reading

  • Sakamoto, Tarō. (1991). The Six National Histories of Japan (tr. John S. Brownlee). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.




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