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Weapons & Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior: 1200-1877 AD

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by Thomas D. Conlan
     
 

The samurai warrior is famed throughout history for his strict martial code, intricately constructed armor, and distinctive katana sword. But samurai warfare and military culture is much misunderstood in the modern era. In Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior, the history and development of samurai warfare is traced over eight

Overview

The samurai warrior is famed throughout history for his strict martial code, intricately constructed armor, and distinctive katana sword. But samurai warfare and military culture is much misunderstood in the modern era. In Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior, the history and development of samurai warfare is traced over eight centuries. Written by an acknowledged expert, Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Samurai Warrior is a highly-illustrated, accessible introduction to samurai warfare for both the military enthusiast and general reader.

  • Divided into six chapters covering mounted samurai, skirmishers, pikemen, commanders, firearms, and artillery and siege techniques
  • Includes more than 300 color line artworks, photographs, and maps illustrating the weapons, armor, equipment, fighting techniques, and tactics of medieval and early-modern Japan
  • Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate skills and postures, including how to fire a bow, fight with a katana, pike combat and tactics, firing an harquebus, and many, many other fighting techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435102064
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas D. Conlan is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Bowdoin College, Maine. He studied Japanese history at the University of Michigan and Kyoto University before earning his Ph.D from Stanford University in 1998. Tom’s scholarship focuses on medieval Japanese history, and in particular the nature of warfare and the role of the state. He has previously published two monographs: In Little Need of Divine Intervention and State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan.

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