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The samurai capture a king : Okinawa, 1609

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2009.
Series: Raid (Oxford, England), 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Rykyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the culmination of centuries of rivalry between the two powers. The defeat of the Shimazu at Sekigahara in 1600, and their need to win favour with the new Shogun, led them to hatch an audacious plot to attack the islands on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turnbull, Stephen R.
Samurai capture a king.
Oxford ; New York : Osprey, 2009
(DLC) 2009282289
(OCoLC)316030080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 9781849081313 184908131X 9781780962276 1780962274
OCLC Number: 650085529
Description: 1 online resource (64 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; Origins; Initial Strategy; The Plan; The Raid; Analysis; Conclusion; Glossary; Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Raid (Oxford, England), 6.
Responsibility: Stephen Turnbull.

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A brilliant but little-known operation, the Shimazu clan raid on the independent kingdom of Rykyu (modern Okinawa) in 1609 is one of the most extraordinary episodes in samurai history and the  Read more...

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