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Castles of the Samurai : power and beauty

Author: Jennifer Mitchelhill; David Green
Publisher: Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha International, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This study of the castles of Japan examines: who built these castles and why, with a look at Japanese history and the internecine fighting between samurai clans; the castle as a fortress; and the beauty of the castle as a symbol. It also contains practical information on visiting castles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Mitchelhill; David Green
ISBN: 4770029543 9784770029546
OCLC Number: 225581517
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 110 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Who built the castles and why? --
The castle as fortress --
The beauty of the castle --
The fate of the Japanese castle.
Responsibility: Jennifer Mitchelhill ; photography by David Green.

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This study of the castles of Japan examines: who built these castles and why, with a look at Japanese history and the internecine fighting between samurai clans; the castle as a fortress; and the beauty of the castle as a symbol. It also contains practical information on visiting castles.

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