On Cishi's Military Power and the Provincial Military Function in Tang Dynasty

State-level officials in the Tang Dynasty, clearly associated with a particular portfolio with the officials of military operations is the provincial governor, the state has a certain level of military functions. Provincial governor of the Tang Dynasty, "that all military Chijie a provincial governor of a state" is not virtual number, but with the provincial governor of the state-level military Responsibilities and consistent with military functions. Tang Dynasty, the provincial governor of the gun soldiers military power is limited, the provincial governor to lead the troops on the gun, soldiers have no right to send military power, state-level common soldiers of the military functions of the gun is weak, the central leadership has the absolute power of the military. Late Tang Dynasty, the provincial governor in the rival principalities Executive rid of the case, these soldiers, the provincial governor has the state's absolute military power. The soldiers belong to the provincial governor of the state of the power under different circumstances, but there are strong or weak. Meanwhile, the provincial governor is also involved in the fu-ping, the town of soldiers, soldiers and other arms of the unity of management and leadership, and participate in recruiting. Among the provincial officials in Tang Dynasty, Cishi, the military governor is the official specifically in charge of the related military actions, even at the provincial level. Cishi in Tang Dynasty is often tided as "Cishi envoys to some province while heads military affairs there , "it is not only a name, but substantially connects with both Cishi's and the province's military functions. Cishi's military power is limited actually in the beginning of Tang Dynasty, having only the power of governing, not the power of commanding. Compare with the central government's absolute military power, the provincial military function is somewhat marginized. However, in late Tang Dynasty, while the provincial governors also take the position of Cishi, they begin to own the absolute local military powers, varied according to the size and strength of local troops though
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