Hired Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan

Hired Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan

by Karl Friday
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804726965

ISBN-13: 9780804726962

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Tracing the evolution of state military institutions from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, this book challenges much of the received wisdom of Western scholarship on the origins and early development of warriors in Japan.  See more details below

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Tracing the evolution of state military institutions from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, this book challenges much of the received wisdom of Western scholarship on the origins and early development of warriors in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804726962
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Emperor's Army8
2Peasants and Professionals33
3Warriors and Warbands70
4The Contract Constabulary122
Conclusion: Reassessing the Heian Warrior167
Notes181
Glossary219
Bibliography227
Index257

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