Re: [SCA-JML] Eh?
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! While not totally impossible, your theory
sounds a bit muddled to me.
> Hideyoshi's final rank (and position) was much higher than theWhose requirements? As recently as the Kamakura bakufu, there were
> customary Imperial rank awarded to the shogun... However my
> understanding of the requirements to become shogun dictated that
> one be
> of Minamoto or Taira lineage, (not rank) and though Hideyoshi would
> attain greater rank, he was never adopted into the requisite lineages.
shogūn who did not belong to either the Minamoto or Taira.
> If he was adopted by the Fujiwara, his "humble origins" would beNonsense. The emperor enjoyed the sole prerogative to create new uji.
> irrelivant. As for the Toyotomi being an Uji, it is based upon status
> of the Fujiwara, which of course is from the Nakatomi (which is why
> tomi is preserved in the Toyotomi name.)
> By taking an Imperial title, he was conveying an identity to the征夷大将軍 (shōgun) IS an imperial title of the fifth rank!
> past, and at the same time extending his sphere of influence...
> After all the shogun is just a top general... A minister govenrsWell, the prime minister is the highest official not belonging to the
> all the
> state, not just the military...
spectrum. This office had enough prestige that it was not always
appointed. However, Hideyoshi was actually given a brand new title.
Your Humble Servant
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