Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集
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|The Chronicles of Japan, a classical Japanese history written in Chinese. Compiled at the imperial court in 720 under the influence of continental culture, it indicates the development of a national consciousness. Thirty volumes of historical narratives cover the time from the age of the gods through the reign of Empress Jitô (r. 690-697). The first half of the work contains many myths and legends, while the latter half is more historically reliable. Together with the Kojiki, it is an important source for Shinto theology.