Japan nobility title

Until the 5th century AD, the nobility in Japan was only a loose association of soil-dominating clans. In the 6th century, the central imperial power of the Tennō granted hereditary titles of status to some of the clan heads. The actual authority of the clan chiefs was thus delegated and legitimized by the state.

Shōgun, roughly "barbarian-subduing great general"/"generalissimo") was a Japanese military title for leaders from the warrior nobility of the samurai from the 12th century until 1867.

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