The title “shogun” is the short form of sei-i taish?gun (?????:??????????); the rank was equivalent to "general," the highest officer in an army.
The title of “Shogun” remained in use for the de facto ruler of Japan until the Meiji Restoration restored the emperor to the central position of political power.
The Ashikaga shogunate lasted from 1338 to 1573, known as the Muromachi period.
The title of “shogun” was first used during the Heian period, when it was occasionally bestowed on a general after a successful campaign.
Known as the "Nun Shogun," she displaced the Minamoto heir and installed another son, who was soon assassinated, as shogun.
The feudal lords retained actual control of their domains, while swearing allegiance to the shogun.
Industrialization in the West forced the shogunate to seek foreign knowledge and technology in order to maintain their military strength.
The shogunate did not remain in the hands of the Minamoto clan for long.
After Yoshimitsu, the line of shoguns gradually weakened and increasingly lost power to the daimyo and other regional strongmen.
The imperial court was terrified, but the Kamakura shogunate refused and sent the representatives home.
In 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo unified a large area of Japan and established himself as the first shogun of the first bakufu, the Kamakura shogunate.
In 1237-1238 the Mongols burned down the city of Vladimir(February 4, 1238) and other major cities of northeast Russia, routed the Russians at the Sit' River, and then moved west into Poland and Hungary.
Shogun (??:?????, sh?gun), was a military rank and the historical title of the feudal administrator who served as the Emperor’s military deputy and actual ruler of Japan from the twelfth until the nineteenth century.
From that point onwards, the Hojo clan controlled the bakufu while the Minamoto nominally occupied the position of shogun.
The political system headed by a shogun became known as a "shogunate."
The Emperor issued the Edict of Worms on May 25, 1521, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw and a heretic and banning his literature.
The shogunate as a military administrative system was established by Yoritomo after 1185 and was known as the Bakufu .
The emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Theodosius I, the philosopher Seneca and the poets Martial, Quintilian and Lucan were born in Spain.
The shogun was no longer able to decide imperial succession, and the daimyo backed their own candidates.
The title itself, Sei-i-tai Shogun , dates back to 794 and originally meant commander of the imperial armies who led the campaigns against the Ainu in northern Japan.
The most famous of these is the massive Hadrian's Wall in Great Britain.
The imperial court at Kyoto continued to exist, but effective power and actual administration were in the hands of the hereditary shoguns.
The Kamakura shogunate had co-existed with the imperial court in Kyoto; Ashikaga took over the remnants of the imperial government.