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Place Names of Goguryeo of Imjin and Hantan River Basins

Lee, Jeongbin 1

1충북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims to analyze the relations between the present Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do area and Goguryeo through place names. This paper firstly paid attention to the place names of Goguryeo, which were recorded in the Geography section of Samguk Sagi. The names are Cheorwon-gun, Buyeo-gun, and Ujam-gun which were described as Hyeon of Seungnyanghyeon, Gongmokdalhyeon, Soeupduhyeon, Janghanghyeon, and Majeoncheonhyeon. These were reported to the Goguryeo articles and Silla articles of the Geography section of Samguk Sagi, and there are some differences between two articles as to the affiliate relationship. This was because of the difference in original text. Of the two the original text of Goguryeo articles was first formed, but it reflected the sense and circumstances of the Unified Silla period. Therefore, the place names and affiliate relationship of three Gunhyeons cannot be regarded as those of Goguryeo period. However, they reflect the distribution and the relationship of castles of Goguryeo. It can be understood that the main road of Goguryeo was constructed centering on Hantan River and Imjin River, and the relationship between the castles, which were represented in place names of three Gunhyeon, was established centering on the river.Goguryeo occupied this area in the late 5th century, and Yeoncheon area was the hub of southern traffic routes of Goguryeo until the middle of the 6th century. It was a major point of water transportation to the Yellow Sea as well as the land transportation of the Han River and southeastern part. It was a southern Goguryeo boundary since the middle of the 6th century, and there was fierce competition between Goguryeo and Silla for this area. On the other hand, the Yeoncheon area in the north of Imjin River was strongly influenced by Goguryeo. Therefore, this area could serve as a key position for the revival movement of Goguryeo. It was the territory of Goguryeo for a long time since the late 5th century. Therefore, it can be analyzed that the present place names are meaningful as the historical heritage of Goguryeo.

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