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Verbatim Record of “The Analects of Confucius”
This work is a two-volume compilation of the transcripts of lectures about the Analects of Confucius given by Kiyohara Naritada (1409−67). The Kiyohara family was one of the families that lectured exclusively on Confucianism in Japan’s higher institutes of education from the middle of the Heian period (794−1185). Famous as the foremost Confucianist of the time, he lectured emperors, shoguns, noblemen, and priests. This is a valuable document that conveys the depth of his learning. The lectures were transcribed by Tenʼin Ryūtaku (1422−1500), a Zen priest ...
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Royal Writ of the Foundation of the City of Tlaxcala
This royal writ or decree, by order of the Emperor Charles V, confers upon the city of Tlaxcala, Mexico, a coat of arms and the title of "Loyal City," in recognition of the services "which the noblemen and towns of the said province have accomplished for us." It was the first of only three such titles given by the emperor to cities in New Spain. This direct recognition by the emperor of the indigenous noblemen of Tlaxcala went on to determine the course of Tlaxcalan history, as the indigenous province ...
The Most Fearsome Life of the Great Gargantua, Father of Pantagruel
François Rabelais (circa 1494–1553) published his comic masterpiece Pantagruel, most likely in 1532, under the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier (an anagram of the author’s real name). Prompted by the immediate success of this work, Rabelais went on to write the life and adventures of Pantagruel’s father, Gargantua. The events of the later book thus take place before those narrated in the first book. The character of Gargantua was already known in popular literature, but Rabelais composed a new tale that reworked the themes of Pantagruel. Through the story ...