|Budget Amount *help
¥3,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥1,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,800,000)
Objectives of this research 1) to collect the documents concerning Tokugawa Hidetada and Tokugawa Iemitsu and store these information in database, and 2) to reveal the historical characteristics of Shougun and construction process of political and organizational structure of the Edo period.
The investigation was carried out on the previously collected documents issued by Tokugawa Hidetada and documents issued by Tokugawa Iemitsu, as well as heretofore uninvestigated material such as Shimazu family documents owned by Historiographical institute of Tokyo University, Hachisuka family documents owned by the National Institute of Historical Materials, Mori family documents owned by Hofu Mori Museum, and Yamauchi family documents owned by Tosa Yamauchi Museum. In addition, documents concerning Hidetada and Iemitsu owned by the Cabinet Library were investigated. Collected documents include 1,283 letters written by Hidetada, 814 letters written by Iemitsu, and 2,431 documents of fief's allowanc
e. These date were stored in database, the most part of which was published in the research result report.
In the analysis, first, Iemitsu documents with his monograms, written before he became Shogun, were considered. Then the transformation of his monograms from the 6th year to the 9th year of Genna was determined, and it has been shown that the transformation of the monogram is a potent means in dating of the undated letters. The results was published in "The Research on the documents with monogram of the Tokugawa family" (the 38th issue of "transactions of Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters"). Secondly, concerning the documents of fief's allowance during the leading figure period of Tokugawa Hidetada, determination of the issuer and consideration of the document's structure were carried out. As a result, it has been shown that the issuer of the documents of fief's allowance during this period was not Iemitsu of Shogun, but Hidetada of the leading figure. It is intended that the result to be published in "Documents of fief's allowance of the leading figure of Tokugawa Hidetada" (under contribution to "Japanese History") Less