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Samurai 1550-1600 [NOOK Book]

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This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making ...
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Samurai 1550-1600

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Overview

This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making this an unmissable book for those interested in this brave warrior caste.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472801777
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2013
  • Series: Warrior , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 692,569
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Anthony Bryant is a historian specialising in medieval Japanese history. He graduated from Florida State University in 1983 with a degree in Japanese Area studies. He lived for some time in Tokyo and is a member of the Japan Armour and Weapons Research and Preservation Society. He has published numerous articles on the subject of Japanese arms and is the author of two books on the Samurai, in the Osprey Elite series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Good introducion to the topic, if a bit dry.

    This book provides an interesting start into this time period of japan and has a focus on the actual samurai. I wouldn't buy this for specific history such as battles. Some of the later parts do get a bit heavy with terminology.

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