The Book of the Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan

51RM1MmUYjL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Stephen R. Turnbull
Isbn 9780831776763
File size 53MB
Year 1982
Pages 200
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

Few countries has a warrior tradition as long and as exciting as that of Japan -- and it is embodied in one powerful and romantic figure: the loyal, self-sacrificing samurai. He is both a courageous swordsman and an aesthete. He is the commander on the battlefield, the keeper of the peace, the aristocratic administrator, and the avenger of his master.
Here is the story of a class that ruled Japan for 700 years, covering such topics as:
-- Samurai organization and clans
-- Fighting strategies and accounts of battles
-- Weapons, armor, and ceremonial dress
-- The golden age of the shoguns
-- The Meiji Restoration and the decline of the samurai
Profusely illustrated with reproductions of artwork, line drawings, and photographs, this volume fully explores the colorful and violent warriors of Japan's feudal past.


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