Rizō Takeuchi

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Takeuchi".

Rizō Takeuchi (竹内 理三 Takeuchi Rizō?, December 20, 1907–March 2, 1997) is a Japanese historian. He is best known for his work on historical records pertaining to the ancient and Middle Ages of Japanese history.

Background[edit]

Takeuchi was born in Aichi Prefecture on December 20, 1907. He graduated from the Tōkyō Imperial University in 1930 where he studied Japanese history.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Upon graduation, he began work at the Historiographical Institute of the Imperial University of Tokyo, where he eventually became the director in 1965.[1][2]

He taught at the Kyūshū University, the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, and Waseda University.[1]

Takeuchi's research focused on temple economic systems, Heian period shōen, and political history of the Ritsuryō state.[1]

Over the course of his career, Takeuchi was awarded several awards for his many contributions to research:[2]

Major works[edit]

Takeuchi's research produced a number of major books including:

  • Nihon Jōdai Jiin Keizai-shi no Kenkyū, 1934
  • Jiryō Shōen no Kenkyū, 1942
  • Ritsuryōsei to Kizoku Seiken

Of particular significance is his complete collection of historical documents spanning three historical Japanese period:

  • Nara Ibun, two volumes, 1943-1944
  • Heian Ibun, 16 volumes, 1947-1980
  • Kamakura Ibun, 46 volumes, 1971-1995

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Encyclopædia Britannica (2007)
  2. ^ a b c Nihon Rekishi Daijiten (2000-2001)

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