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A Study on Jeong-Kuk Wonjong Gongsin-Nokgwon

Na-Young Jin 1 Il-Gie Song 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

Jeong-Kuk Wonjong Gongsin-Nokgwon(靖國原從功臣錄券) is a book that recorded the titles of position and the names of retainers who helped the King Jung-Jong's revolution. This study aims to analyze the existing two books of Jeong-Kuk Wonjong Gongsin-Nokgwon, in order to figure out the reasons of grant, structure and forms, the characteristics of meritorious retainers' official positions and social status. The result shows that, Jeong-Kuk Wonjong Gongsin-Nokgwon was printed with the Choju-Gapin(初鑄甲寅) letter metal movable types. This book was composed of the beginning(卷首), the body(本文), and the end(卷末). Jeong-Kuk Wonjong meritorious retainers formed the total of 3,340 persons(1st grade: 418 persons, 2nd grade: 1,016 persons, 3rd grade: 1,906 persons) with 432 official titles. Also an analysis of their social status confirmed that 2,376 persons were “Yang-ban(兩班)” which constituted the largest group(2,376 persons: 71.1%), “Jung-in(中人)” were second group(494 persons: 14.8%), “Yang-in(良人)” were 272 persons(8.2%) and “Chun-in(賤人)” were 198 persons(5.9%).

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