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9 - Court politics in late T'ang times

Summary
The activity of eunuchs in court politics was undoubtedly one of the distinguishing features of late T'ang Ch'ang-an history. Their rise to prominence was gradual and their role in the first half of the dynasty had been very limited The crisis of the An Lu-shan rebellion provided a natural opportunity for highly-placed eunuchs to advance their own interests. The revolt of the Ho-pei governors has been pictured as a humiliating interlude between the mid-eighth-century cataclysm and the resurgence of imperial pride during Hsien-tsung's centralization campaigns of the early ninth century. The appointment of Lu Chih and the eunuchs to positions of great responsibility marked the beginning of the most important political development of the late eighth century, namely the growth in power of what is known as the inner court. The inner court proved to be useful in peacetime as well as in war.
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