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Bennett, Alexander

Overview
Works: 26 works in 83 publications in 3 languages and 2,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander Bennett
Kendo : culture of the sword by Alexander Bennett( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kendo is the first book in English to provide an in-depth historical, cultural, and political account of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice today as a global sport. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of 'inventing tradition', which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and to the patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultranationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentle form of cultural nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan's youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of 'soft power'. Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, the sport remains closely linked to Japan's sense of collective identity"--Provided by publisher
Bushido and the art of living : an inquiry into samurai values by Alexander Bennett( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is Bushido? What is Budo? How are the culture and traditions of the samurai connected with the modern martial arts? Is the ancient wisdom of Japan's feudal warriors truly relevant in the twenty-first century? If so, how can it be accessed? This book addresses these questions, and is a must read not only for martial artists, but also for those who want to know more about the enigmatic Japanese mind and notions of self-identity"--Back cover
Hagakure : the secret wisdom of the samurai by Tsunetomo Yamamoto( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts--written nearly 300 years ago by Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has been felt throughout the world and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners. This is the first translation to include the complete first two books of the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book; all other English translations published previously have been extremely fragmentary and incomplete. The principal pillars of Bushido are loyalty, filial piety, bravery and mercy. Yamamoto lived his life based on these principles and was willing to sacrifice his own life to bring them to ultimate fruition once his lord died. However, Shogunate law forbade Samurai retainers from taking their lives after their liege and master died, so Yamamoto became a monk instead--spending the last years of life in seclusion recording his wisdom and insights in the Hagakure for the edification and training of future Samurai warriors in the essence of bushido. Alex Bennett's completely new and highly readable translation of this essential work is the only full version of the Hagakure published to date. Its extensive footnotes fill in many cultural and historical gaps found in previous translations. This unique combination of readability and scholarship gives Bennett's translation a distinct advantage over all other English editions of this work. Reading this compendium of tales of a faithful and devoted samurai provides a unique insight into the nature of samurai service and its role in Japanese history and society until today"--
Budō : the martial ways of Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of five rings by Musashi Miyamoto( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete writings of famous Samuari Miyamoto Musashi, offering insights not just for warriors, but for anyone wishing to apply the Zen Buddhist principles of awareness and "no mind" to succeed in any endeavor. This book sheds new light on Japanese history and the true value of Bushido, the ancient code of the Japanese warrior
Japan the ultimate samurai guide : an insider looks at the Japanese martial arts and surviving in the land of Bushido and Zen by Alexander Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part Samurai history, part martial arts guide, this is THE book for anyone interested in Japan's fabled Samurai culture. Author Alexander Bennett is the ultimate insider, holding multiple black belts in Kendo and Naginata as well as a Ph.D. in Japanese literature and history. In this book, he shares his vast personal experience and knowledge with readers seeking to undertake their own personal quest in the Japanese martial arts. Bennett outlines the history of Bushido and the Japanese Samurai from early times up until the present. Then, as only someone steeped in this world can, he surveys the contemporary martial arts scene and provides the essential knowledge young foreigners need to find a teacher and learn a martial art successfully in Japan. Unlike any other book on this subject, Japan The Ultimate Samurai Guide is written by a Japanese speaker who has studied and taught martial arts in Japan for many decades."--Provided by publisher
Budō perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budō : the martial ways of Japan = Budō( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon no kyōiku ni "budō" o : 21-seiki ni shingitai o kitaeru by Japan) International Research Symposium (Kyoto( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushi no etosu to sono ayumi : bushidō no shakai shisōshiteki kōsatsu by Alexander Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budō the martial ways of japan by Nihon Budōkan( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication introducing many aspects of Budo culture and history, was scheduled to be completed in time for the commemorayion of the Nipon Budokan̕ s 45th anniversary. Budo is a time honoured form of physical culture wich envolved from the samurai warrior̕ s code know as bishidŏ
Nihonjin no shiranai bushidō by Alexander Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon kendō no rekishi = A bilingual guide to the history of kendo by Toshinobu Sakai( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushi no seishin to sono ayumi : Bushido no shakai shisoshiteki kosatsu by Alexander Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naginata : the definitive guide by Alexander Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budō : the martial ways of Japan = Budō( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu shi no jing shen to so no bu mi : wu shi dao no she hui si xiang shi de kao cha by Ban nai te( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boku wa bushidō furīku ya : Nyūjīrando no gakusei ga nihon budō ni hamatte saa taihen( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karate, my life by Hirokazu Kanazawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hagakure : the book of the samurai by Tsunetomo Yamamoto( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying character of the Japanese psyche, from businessmen to soldiers
 
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Alternative Names
Benetto, Arekisandā

Benetto, Arekisandā 1970-

Benetto, Arekku

Bennett, A. C.

Bennett, A. C. 1970-

Bennett, A. C. (Alexander C.)

Bennett, A. C. (Alexander C.), 1970-

Bennett, Alex.

Bennett, Alex 1970-

Bennett, Alexander

Bennett, Alexander 1970-...

Bennett, Alexander C.

Bennett, Alexander C. 1970-

Bennett, Alexander Campbell 1970-

베넷, 알렉산더

ベネット, アレキサンダー

ベネット, アレキサンダー 1970-

ベネット, アレック

ベネット, アレック, 1970-

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