The Samurai: A Military History

The Samurai: A Military History

by Stephen Turnbull
     
 

ISBN-10: 1873410387

ISBN-13: 9781873410387

Pub. Date: 06/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the

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First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781873410387
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Japan Library
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
1,118,292
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Preface
Foreword
List of Illustrations
Conventional periods of Japanese history
1Gods and heroes1
2Buddha and Bushi17
3The Gempei War40
4The fall of the house of Taira60
5Their finest hour76
6Acts of loyalty89
7The age of the Country at War106
8Saints and samurai128
9Tea and muskets156
10Hideyoshi's Korean war186
11The final reckoning224
12Decline and triumph252
Appendix 1. Selected genealogies269
Appendix 2. Chronological list of Shoguns271
Bibliography273
Index277

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