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The Formative Process and Contents of the military rites, Gyeonjangchuljeugeui(遣將出征儀) and Sahwaneui(師還儀) in the Period of the Goryeo Dynasty

Jung-Soo Han 1

1건국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study dealt with three research tasks in a broad sense. The first is to examine the meaning of the military rites and the composition of the volume 'military rites' of 「Yeji(예지)」. The second is to examine the establishment, contents and actual case of Gyeonjangchuljeugeui(遣將出征儀) and thereby attempt to understand what ritual procedures and operation occurred. The final task is to examine the contents, cases and operational methods of Sahwaneui(師還儀) paired with the rites of going into battle. As a result, the following findings were obtained: The Goryeo Dynasty organized the military rites ritualizing the military control by administering domestic and foreign affairs by means of courtesy and dignity for the purpose of their assimilation. The military rites in Goryeo Dynasty were composed of Gyeonjangchuljangeui(遣將出征儀), Sahwaneui(師還儀), Guilwolsikeui(救日月食儀) and Gyedongdaenaeui(季冬大儺儀). But it is judged that the actual rites differed from the military rites of 『Goryosa(History of the Goryeo Dynasty』. First of all, Gyeonjangchuljeugeui(遣將出征儀) were equipped with the ancestral rites for a successful war such as Ryu(類), Eui(宜), Jo(造) and so on. The Goryeo Dynasty enhanced the dignity of the holy royal authority by performing the rites for taking and returning battle-axes and halberds(斧鉞) at Gyeongryeongjeon(景靈殿) with the king at the center through Gyeonjangchuljeugeui(遣將出征儀) and Sahwaneui(師還儀) probably organized in the reigning period of kings Yejong and Injong. In particular, Sahwaneui(師還儀) again reinforced subjects' loyalty towards its royal family and kings of the Goryeo Dynasty by symbolizing the facet of sharing virtues with the king at the center by means of dance(舞蹈), Seonggunmanbok(聖躬萬福), Seonji(宣旨), Seonropo(宣露布). Seonsajusik(宣賜酒食) and so on. It mirrored the aspect of sharing the triumphant joy with those making a triumphant return from the battle.

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