Nihon Shoki

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Page frae a copy o the Nihon Shoki, early Heian period

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translatit as The Chronicles o Japan, is the seicont auldest beuk o classical Japanese history. The beuk is an aa cried the Nihongi (日本紀, lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is mair elaborate an detailed than the Kojiki, the auldest, an haes proven tae be an important tuil for historians an airchaeologists as it includes the maist complete extant historical record o auncient Japan. The Nihon Shoki wis finished in 720 unner the eeditorial superveesion o Prince Toneri an wi the assistance o Ō no Yasumaro.[1]

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  1. Aston, William George (July 2005) [1972], "Introduction", Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD 697 (Tra ed.), Tuttle Publishing, p. xv, ISBN 978-0-8048-3674-6 , from the original Chinese and Japanese.