Heavenly Warriors - The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300

Heavenly Warriors - The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300

by William Wayne Farris
     
 

"In a government, military matters are the essential thing," said Japan's "Heavenly Warrior," the Emperor Temmu, in 684. Heavenly Warriors traces in detail the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization, and tactics from Japan's early conflicts with Korea up to the full-blown system of the samurai. Enhanced by illustrations and

Overview

"In a government, military matters are the essential thing," said Japan's "Heavenly Warrior," the Emperor Temmu, in 684. Heavenly Warriors traces in detail the evolutionary development of weaponry, horsemanship, military organization, and tactics from Japan's early conflicts with Korea up to the full-blown system of the samurai. Enhanced by illustrations and maps, and with a new preface by the author, this book will be indispensable for students of military history and Japanese political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674387034
Publisher:
Harvard University, Asia Center
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
East Asian Monographs
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

William Wayne Farris is Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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