Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Bushido: The Soul of Japan

by Inazo Nitob, Inazo Nitobe
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604593652

ISBN-13: 9781604593655

Pub. Date: 05/15/2008

Publisher: Wilder Publications

Chivalry is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom; nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history. It is still a living object of power and beauty among us; and if it assumes no tangible shape or form, it not the less scents the moral atmosphere, and makes us aware that we are…  See more details below

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Chivalry is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom; nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history. It is still a living object of power and beauty among us; and if it assumes no tangible shape or form, it not the less scents the moral atmosphere, and makes us aware that we are still under its potent spell. The conditions of society which brought it forth and nourished it have long disappeared; but as those far-off stars which once were and are not, still continue to shed their rays upon us, so the light of chivalry, which was a child of feudalism, still illuminates our moral path, surviving its mother institution. It is a pleasure to me to reflect upon this subject in the language of Burke, who uttered the well-known touching eulogy over the neglected bier of its European prototype.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604593655
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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