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Legends of the samurai

Author: 佐蕂紘彰, 1942- ; Hiroaki Sato
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2012, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains translations of original samurai tales, from mythological tales to the early eighteenth century, revealing the changing character of the samurai from warrior to political force.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 佐蕂紘彰, 1942- ; Hiroaki Sato
ISBN: 1590207300 9781590207307 0715643630 9780715643631
OCLC Number: 757470066
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Previously published in 1995 by Overlook Press, Woodstock, Vt.
Description: xxxix, 391 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Samurai prowess --
Battles joined --
The way of the warrior --
A modern retelling.
Responsibility: Hiroaki Sato.

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The value of this work lies in the way it illuminates a non- Western cultural tradition--a way of thinking and acting that may seem alien. It offers a rare look into the mindset of Japan's warrior Read more...

 
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