Samurai Armies 1467-1649

Samurai Armies 1467-1649

by Stephen Turnbull

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ISBN-13: 9781472800039
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/20/2013
Series: Battle Orders , #36
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,088,208
File size: 37 MB
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About the Author

Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his work on Japanese religious history. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the Far East and also runs a well-used picture library. His work has been recognised by the awarding of the Canon Prize of the British Association for Japanese Studies and a Japan Festival Literary Award. He currently divides his time between lecturing in Japanese Religion at the University of Leeds and writing.
Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading authority on samurai culture. He took his first degree at Cambridge and has two MAs (in Theology and Military History) from Leeds University. In 1996 he received a PhD from Leeds for his thesis on Japan's Kakure Kirishitan. In its published form the work won the Japan Festival Literary Award in 1998. Having lectured in East Asian Studies and Theology he is now retired and is an Honorary Lecturer at Leeds, a Research Associate at SOAS and Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University. He has published 73 books and many journal articles. His expertise was also put to use in helping design the award-winning computer strategy game Shogun Total War, and in 2010 he acted as Historical Adviser to Universal Pictures for the movie 47 Ronin. He is currently working on a major project tracing the historical evolution of the ninja as a cultural phenomenon.

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Samurai Armies 1467-1649 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
In this Osprey monograph Turnbull examines the evolution of Japan's "feudal" armies from being personal war bands to their eventual coalescence as the army of the Tokugawa Shogunate; essentially the national army of Japan. Much time is spent on the links of social obligation that were the foundation of these forces, the typical organization and formations, and some examples of these forces in action which illustrate the course of their evolution; particularly the rise of massed infantry and the introduction of firearms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He dropped a vole by the tree.