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The Assassination Of Fujiwara No Tanetsugu

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Owing to the reuse of building materials from the Later Naniwa palace, construction on the new capital progressed swiftly?then, in the autumn of 785, Fujiwara no Tanetsugu was suddenly murdered. A detailed study of the perpetrators and their motives is necessary, as it will be used to show that the aftermath of the assassination did not affect construction efforts nor did it contribute significantly to the abandonment of Nagaoka. Tsugutada was given even more responsibilities when he was also appointed director of the Tōdaiji Construction Agency. In the end, the assassination of Tanetsugu and the many personnel changes after his death did not significantly affect construction on the Nagaoka capital. On the contrary, soon a new construction phase started demonstrating Kanmu?s resolve to make a success out of his newly established capital.

Keywords: assassination; construction; Fujiwara no Tanetsugu; Kanmu; Nagaoka capital; Tōdaiji Construction Agency



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