The Ways of the Samurai: From Ronins to Ninjas, the Fiercest Warriors in Japan

The Ways of the Samurai: From Ronins to Ninjas, the Fiercest Warriors in Japan

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by Carol Gaskin
     
 

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For more than 700 years Japan was dominated by a military caste-the samurai. To the Western mind these fearsome warriors-samurai, the masterless ronin, and the assassin ninja-have always been a source of mystery and wonder, combining the idealism of chivalry with military fanaticism. THE WAYS OF THE SAMURAI digs beneath the myth and reveals a truth even more amazing… See more details below

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For more than 700 years Japan was dominated by a military caste-the samurai. To the Western mind these fearsome warriors-samurai, the masterless ronin, and the assassin ninja-have always been a source of mystery and wonder, combining the idealism of chivalry with military fanaticism. THE WAYS OF THE SAMURAI digs beneath the myth and reveals a truth even more amazing about the men who practiced a discipline drawn from Zen and Confucian ethics-bushido, the way of the warrior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781876964672
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Way Of
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
682,443
File size:
1 MB

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