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The Re-appointment of Hasamdo's Soldier in the Early Joseon Period

  • military history
  • 2024, (130), pp.1-65
  • Publisher : Military History Institute, MND
  • Research Area : Humanities > History
  • Received : January 7, 2024
  • Accepted : February 22, 2024
  • Published : March 15, 2024

Gam, Byung-Hoon 1

1영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper was written to analyze the tenure of Hasamdo soldiers in the early Joseon Dynasty, and to understand how the soldiers actually operated. The main historical materials referred to in the study were the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, with various eupji’s “Siran” used in addition to these records. The scope of the study ranges from the founding of the Joseon Dynasty to 1592, when the Japanese Invasion of Korea broke out. A total of 395 soldiers were appointed to Hasamdo In the early Joseon Dynasty. Amongthem, just 31soldiers, or 8percent, worked in the same province continuously, as assigning one soldier to a specific region for a long time was considered to create the risk of them claiming their own private landorus urping military authority. While the statutory guaranteed term of service for soldiers was two years, or 24 months, our analysis found that the average term was only half this duration, or 12 months. Terms were shortened due to failure of an operation, personal circumstances or corruption of the soldier. In the early Joseon Dynasty, there were a total of 52 families, and 120 families produced Hasamdo Island. The families that produced more than two of them were 29 families and 55 families of 55 families. Looking at the characteristics of the families that produced Hasamdo soldiers, unlike the late Joseon Dynasty, those who served as soldiers are intertwined with blood relations. Because soldiers are external workers, the main epithelium was also applied to the epithelium system. Therefore, when we look at the home towns and places of appointment of those who were appointed as soldiers, Seoul and Gyeonggi-do were generally some what dominant. By period, more people from their hometowns were appointed in the 15th century, but this decreased in the 16th century. At the time of his appointment as a soldier, the official goods were mainly composed of second-class gaseon godfathers, followed by third-class Dang Sanggwan was appointed. In addition, more than a family loan was appointed, but the ratio was only 12%. By age, the largest demographic groups were soldiers appointed in their 40s and 50s, followed by those in their 60s and 30s.

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