Bentley, John R. Books

Historiographical Trends in Early Japan
2002 0-7734-7246-0
This reassessment of historiography in Japan investigates the neglected smaller historiographical works from 650CE to 1100 CE, and connects the quasi-history genre of later eras with the nikki (diary) genre, originating from the earliest tradition in Japan. It also provides annotated translations of the entire texts from seven of these works, the majority of which have never appeared in translation before.