Brandon C. Schindewolf's thesis (Ohio State University, June 2010) Toki wa ima is one of the most freshest works on the Honnoji in a long time.
There are seven chapters which covers a variety of topics (Schindewolf, p. x).
- The Age of the Country at War: Japan's Political and Military Status, 1467-1603
- Toki wa ima: Seeds of Rebellion and Problematizing The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga
- Contemporary Sources: Jesuit Letters and Other Writings
- Theories: Ambition, Vengeance, and Further Speculation
- Modern Interpretations: Tenchijin and Sengoku Muso 2
- Conclusions: History as Narrative and Akechi, the Failed Noble Rebel
Here is a great link on Akechi Mitsuhide
More on The Signore later.
Tenka no tame!