Samurai Armies 1467-1649

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The Sengoku The Jidai, 'Age of Warring States', is the age of the samurai - the military aristocracy of Japan. This period, which lasted from the outbreak of the Onin War in 1467 to the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the early 17th century, was a period of endemic warfare, when a lack of central control led to constant struggles between the daimyo, 'great names', who sought to extend the influence of their families through political and military means. This title will examine the complicated nature of...
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Overview

The Sengoku The Jidai, 'Age of Warring States', is the age of the samurai - the military aristocracy of Japan. This period, which lasted from the outbreak of the Onin War in 1467 to the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the early 17th century, was a period of endemic warfare, when a lack of central control led to constant struggles between the daimyo, 'great names', who sought to extend the influence of their families through political and military means. This title will examine the complicated nature of family and clan that governed so much of the initial organization of the armies, how this changed over the period and how battlefield tactics developed over a series of major encounters such as Nagashino and Sekigahara.
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"The Sengku Jidai was the sage of the samurai in early Japan - and Stephen Turnbull's discussion of the evolution and contributions of samurai armies to Japanese warfare makes for a detailed survey of not just army structure, but the family and clan ties that made it up. Military libraries strong in historic surveys as well as any collection strong in early Japanese history will find here a detailed winner." -California Bookwatch (March 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846033513
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Series: Battle Orders Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 841,830
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Kinsmen and vassals 9

The creation of samurai armies 20

Command and control 28

On campaign 36

Strategic engagement and battlefield movement 53

Armies and battles of the Tokugawa shoguns 73

Chronology 91

Glossary 93

Bibliography and further reading 94

Index 95

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