I'm looking for some kind of authoritative list of the main clans operating during the Sengoku period, if possible with each clan's kamon but most importantly which geographical areas they controlled.

I know I'm asking for quite a lot but I have difficulty finding anything I can deem reliable.

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    What sources did you look at and why were they lacking? Feb 7, 2012 at 15:20
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    Top 2. ¶ Wikipedia: Best source i've found so far, but I'm keeping it as my last resort because the narrative nature of wikipedia would force me to spend hours compiling the list form bits and pieces of info here and there. I'm sure someone has done this already, that's what I'm looking for. ¶ Samurai-archives.com: Had decent information, I built most my original list from this information but then started seeing contradictions /w some random source articles which lead me to conclude that I needed a more authoritative resource. Feb 7, 2012 at 18:58
  • What is missing e.g. in the relevant wikipedia page? It is a long period, which can cause differences between lists.
    – Greg
    Sep 17, 2020 at 16:56

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See this link


  • "authoritative" is bolded, maybe he doesn't consider Wikipedia as such?
    – o0'.
    Feb 7, 2012 at 10:34
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    Also, adding just a link to a wikipedia article doesn't constitute an answer. See the FAQ - history.stackexchange.com/faq and this thread - meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/4/…
    – MichaelF
    Feb 7, 2012 at 11:53
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    @Lohoris I do consider SOME wikipedia articles to be authoritative but that link doesn't even come close to answering this question. Feb 7, 2012 at 18:52

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