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The Book of the Samurai ; The Warrior Class of Japan

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gallery Books, [1982] ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ruling Japan for nearly 700 years, members of the samurai class fought for control of Japan and to keep Japan free of foreign influence. From their inception in the Heian Period to the bloody Onin Wars, the history of the samurais is a history of political and military struggle. This book overviews that history, repeatedly making the point that the history of the samurai is an integral part of the history of Japan.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turnbull, Stephen R.
Book of the samurai, the warrior class of Japan.
New York, N.Y. : Gallery Books, ©1982
(OCoLC)762395202
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 0831776765 9780831776763
OCLC Number: 11489694
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: "A Bison book."
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The way of the horse and bow --
The classical warriors --
The sons of Hachiman --
The shogun of the Golden Pavilion --
The Age of the Country At War --
The professionals --
Great peace throughout the land --
The sword and the abacus --
Decline and opportunity --
Men of high purpose --
The last of the samurai.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Turnbull.

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Ruling Japan for nearly 700 years, members of the samurai class fought for control of Japan and to keep Japan free of foreign influence. From their inception in the Heian Period to the bloody Onin Wars, the history of the samurais is a history of political and military struggle. This book overviews that history, repeatedly making the point that the history of the samurai is an integral part of the history of Japan.

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