Legends of the Samurai

Legends of the Samurai

by Hiroaki Sato
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Legends of the Samurai

Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun.
In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors.
Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power.
A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai, Legends of the Samurai stands as the ultimate authority on its subject.

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ISBN-13: 9780879516192
Publisher: Overlook
Publication date: 11/28/1995
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Legends of the Samurai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A rivitting plethora of stories, from the early years of the samurai to Nobunaga's death. And unlike Three Kingdom's, There's not a feast on every other page. It's mostly a educational novel to me, but someone else might not agree.