Samurai Heraldry

Samurai Heraldry


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Samurai Heraldry by Stephen Turnbull, Angus McBride

The dazzling spectacle presented by the armies of medieval Japan owed much to the highly developed family and personal heraldry of samurai society. From simple personal banners, this evolved over centuries of warfare into a complex system of flags worn or carried into battle, together with the striking 'great standards' of leading warlords. While not regulated in the Western sense, Japanese heraldry developed as a series of widely followed practices, while remaining flexible enough to embrace constant innovation. Scores of examples, in monochrome and full colour, illustrate this fascinating explanation of the subject by a respected expert on all aspects of samurai culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841763040
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/02/2002
Series: Elite Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 658,361
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is a leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the Far East, particularly in Japan and Korea, and is the author of a number of major books on the subject. He has contributed several titles to the Osprey Military list since his original Men-at-Arms 86, Samurai Armies 1550-1615, in 1979.

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