The Goryeosa (Korean고려사; Hanja高麗史), or History of Goryeo, is the main surviving historical record of Korea's Goryeo dynasty. It was composed nearly a century after the fall of Goryeo, during the reign of King Sejong, undergoing repeated revisions between 1392 and 1451. He ordered a committee of scholars led by Kim Jongseo and Jeong Inji to compile it, based on primary and secondary sources that are no longer extant.[1][2]

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AuthorJeong Inji, Kim Jongseo, etc.
Original title高麗史
LanguageClassical Chinese
SubjectHistory of Korea
GenreAncient history
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The Goryeo-sa, written using Hanja script, consists of 139 volumes, 46 of which consist of chronicles, 39 of geography, 2 of Chronological tables, 50 of Biographies, and 2 of lists. The document has been digitized by the National Institute of Korean History and available online with Modern Korean translation in Hangul and original text in Hanja script.[3]

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  1. ^ 고려사 (高麗史) (in Korean). Empas / EncyKorea.
  2. ^ 고려사 (高麗史) (in Korean). Empas / Britannica.
  3. ^ "고려사". 한국사 데이터베이스. Retrieved 3 January 2022.

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