Why did the English and French kings play a prominent role in feudal strife, while in Japan the emperors were “pawns”
October 31, 2020 | Education|
Why did the English and French kings play a prominent role in feudal strife, while in Japan the emperors were “pawns” in the political game of princes?
An English or French king was considered as noble as his dukes or earls; he differed from them only in the anointing when he was crowned on the throne. In contrast, the Japanese emperor was considered a direct descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu and was central to a religious cult (like the pope).
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