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Samurai invasion : Japan's Korean War, 1592-98

Samurai invasion : Japan's Korean War, 1592-98

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: London : Cassell & Co., [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"At the end of the sixteenth century the Japanese samurai set their sights on a new foe. Their target was China, their route through Korea. The Japanese were contemptuous of the Koreans; there would be no resistance, and a huge samurai army set off for Pusan in 1592, certain of easy victory. But the Koreans, who had known only peace for two hundred years, rose to the challenge, and there followed a devastating and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 0304359483 9780304359486
OCLC Number: 50289152
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Korea and Japan --
Japan and Korea --
The year of the dragon --
A slow march to China --
The defeat of the Japanese armada --
South to the Naktong, north to the Yalu --
The year of the snake --
The strange occupation --
The Korean War --
The Wajō wars --
The high price of Korean pottery --
Order of battle for the first invasion --
Order of battle for the second invasion --
The list of heads at Namwŏn --
The turtle ship.
Responsibility: Stephen Turnbull.
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