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Samurai : the world of the warrior

Author: Stephen R Turnbull; Angus McBride
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the samurai within the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, the author illuminates the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them -- relationships that are shown to persist in Japan.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull; Angus McBride
ISBN: 1841769517 1841767409 9781841767406 9781841769516
OCLC Number: 225642148
Notes: Paperback edition originally published in 2006.
Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The samurai in a nutshell --
The genuine articles --
A passion for ancestors --
The samurai way of death --
Weapons of mass destruction --
Shields of stone --
Samurai with a pinch of salt --
The White Tigers --
Last of the samurai --
The paradox of tranquility.
Responsibility: Stephen Turnbull.

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"The best military history series published today--indispensable."

 
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