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The Japanese sword : the soul of the samurai

Author: Gregory Irvine; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: London : V & A, 2000.
Series: Far Eastern series.
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"This illustrated survey examines the development of the Japanese sword in an historical and social context from the eighth to the twentieth century." "The development of the sword from its origins as one of the world's most effective cutting weapons is seen in the context of the emergence and development of Japan's ruling military class, the samurai, to whom it was indispensable both as a weapon and symbol of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irvine, Gregory.
Japanese sword.
London : V & A, 2000
(OCoLC)742506791
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Irvine; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 1851773142 9781851773145
OCLC Number: 59572674
Notes: Survey based primarily on examples from the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Far Eastern series.
Responsibility: Gregory Irvine.

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Drawing on the V&A's magnificent collection, this illustrated survey examines the development of the Japanese sword in an historical and social context from the 8th to the 12th century.  Read more...

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