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Samurai : the world of the warrior

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. Familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword are seen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 1841767409 9781841767406 1841769517 9781841769516
OCLC Number: 52783228
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 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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Brushing aside the shrouds of myth and mystery, this book exposes the true world of the samurai, the legendary warrior cult of old Japan.  Read more...

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

 
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