shogunate

  1. Shogun

    History Shogun

    Shōgun is an abbreviation of seii tai shōgun (征夷大将軍), which is customarily translated as “barbarian-subduing generalissimo.” Shōgun were military governors whose regimes dominated the Japanese polity for most of Japanese history between 1192 and 1867. Their regimes were known as bakufu (幕府) or...
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