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  1. Kenmu: Go–Daigo's Revolution

    History Kenmu: Go–Daigo's Revolution

    The short-lived Kenmu regime (1333–1336) of Japanese Emperor Go-Daigo is often seen as an inevitably doomed, revanchist attempt to shore up the old aristocratic order. But far from resisting change, Andrew Edmund Goble here forcefully argues, the flamboyant Go-Daigo and his iconoclastic...
  2. Nitta Yoshisada

    Nitta Yoshisada

    Nitta Yoshisada (新田 義貞, 1301 – August 17, 1338) was the head of the Nitta family in the early fourteenth century, and supported the Southern Court of Emperor Go-Daigo in the Nanboku-chō period, capturing Kamakura from the Hōjō clan in 1333. Long an enemy of Ashikaga Takauji, Nitta Yoshisada is...
  3. Kemmu Restoration

    History Kemmu Restoration

    The Kemmu Restoration (建武の新政 Kenmu no Shinsei) was the attempt of Emperor Go-Daigo in the years 1333-1336 to restore direct imperial rule following the overthrow of the Kamakura shogunate. Kemmu refers to the era name (年号 nengō) that Go-Daigo inaugurated in 1334. Go-Daigo's policies were...
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