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Nara and Heian periods. During the Nara period (710- 784), Buddhism became
the state religion of Japan. Emperor Shomu actively propagated the faith, making
the imperial capital, Nara — with its "Great Buddha" statue (Daibutsu) — the ...
It required the decree of adjudication to fix the date of the cessation of payments
and provided that transactions by the bankrupt after that time and before the
adjudication (called the critical, or suspect, period) did not affect the estate. In
an outsized composition of signs called the Initial-Series- introducing glyph,
which is followed by a count of periods written in descending order. On the
earliest known monument, Stela 29 from Tikal in Guatemala, the Initial Series
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