Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục

The Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục (Hán tự: 欽定越史通鑑綱目, lit. "The Imperially Ordered Annotated Text Completely Reflecting the History of Viet") was a history of Vietnam commissioned by the emperor Tự Đức of the Nguyễn dynasty.[1][2] It was written in Classical Chinese.

Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục
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Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục
Original title欽定通鑑綱目
CountryĐại Nam
LanguageClassical Chinese
SubjectHistory of Vietnam
GenreHistoriography
PublisherNguyễn dynasty
Publication date
1884

Emperor Tự Đức's interest in history led him to order the creation of this book in 1856. He appointed Phan Thanh Giản the chief editor. It was finished in 1859 and additionally annotated by the emperor himself. After several modifications in 1871, 1872, 1876, and 1878, the book was finally published in 1884.

Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục was translated into the Vietnamese alphabet in 1960. It can now be found online in the National Library of Vietnam.

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Khâm định Việt sử Thông giám cương mục contains 53 volumes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patricia M. Pelley Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past -- 2002 Page 253 "66 He identified Ðại Việt sử ký toàn thư and Khâm định Việt sử thông giám cương mục as the two main chronicles."
  2. ^ Keith Weller Taylor The Birth of Vietnam 1991 - Page 359 "The Kham dinh Viet su thong giam cuong muc (Imperially Ordered Annotated Text Completely Reflecting the History of Viet) was initially assembled in 1856-59 and thereafter revised and annotated in 1871, 1872, 1876, and 1878 (Cadiere and ..."

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