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The Samurai (Elite Series 23): Warriors of Medieval Japan, 940-1600
     

The Samurai (Elite Series 23): Warriors of Medieval Japan, 940-1600

by Anthony J Bryant, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
 

Osprey's examination of Japan's Samurai warriors of the medieval period. Perhaps the greatest warriors in history, the Samurai were a product of a social system totally geared to war. The Samurai became expert in fighting both on horseback and on the ground. Their way of life was dictated by the code of Bushido or 'way of the warrior' and clad in their magnificent,

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Osprey's examination of Japan's Samurai warriors of the medieval period. Perhaps the greatest warriors in history, the Samurai were a product of a social system totally geared to war. The Samurai became expert in fighting both on horseback and on the ground. Their way of life was dictated by the code of Bushido or 'way of the warrior' and clad in their magnificent, multi-coloured armour they were perfectly suited to the violent clan and dynastic warfare that dominated medieval Japan as the most powerful families vied for supremacy. In this title Anthony J Bryant presents a fascinating overview of these truly élite warriors.

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"A concise overview of Japanese history through the feudal years, with a glance at the class of Samurai, weapons and armour, and supplemented by an abundance of photographs, diagrams and illustrations." -Patty Papageorgiou, Historicus Forma (September 2005)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850458978
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/1989
Series:
Elite Series , #23
Edition description:
Reprinted Edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
470,339
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.24(d)

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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