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The samurai and the sacred

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2006.
Series: General Military.
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The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the Samurai have made them both a legend and a cult. Yet although their military prowess and skills in the martial arts have been studied exhaustively, an understanding of their belief system still eludes many. This original and exciting work examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan's mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turnbull, Stephen.
Samurai and the Sacred.
Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 9781849089944 1849089949
OCLC Number: 774909378
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The Way Of The Gods; Buddha And The Bushi; The Gods Go To War; Warriors Of The Pure Land; Onward, Christian Samurai!; The Samurai And The Secret; Zen And The Samurai; The Ways Of The Warrior; From Samurai To Spirit; Epilogue; Endnotes; Select Bibliography; Glossary; Imprint.
Series Title: General Military.
Responsibility: Stephen Turnbull.

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The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the Samurai have made them both a legend and a cult. Yet although their military prowess and skills in the martial arts have been studied exhaustively, an understanding of their belief system still eludes many. This original and exciting work examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan's mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to their involvement in Confucianism, Christianity and Folk Religion. Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull examines important topics such as Zen and the martial arts, modern militarism.

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