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Training the samurai mind : a bushido sourcebook

Author: Thomas F Cleary
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2008.
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"Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight. Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Training the samurai mind.
Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2008
(DLC) 2007041865
(OCoLC)174138882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Cleary
ISBN: 9780834823082 083482308X
OCLC Number: 751978914
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: Shiba Yoshimasa (1349-1410) --
Ichijo Kaneyoshi (1402-1481) --
Nakae Toju (1608-1648) --
Suzuki Shosan (1579-1655) --
Kumazawa Banzan (1619-1691) --
Yamaga Soko (1622-1685) --
Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714) --
Naganuma Muneyoshi (1635-1690) --
Muro Naokiyo (1658-1734) --
Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719) --
Izawa Nagahide (active ca. 1711-1732) --
Yamamoto Ujihide (n.d.) --
Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1769) --
Hojo Chikuho-shi (17th c.) --
Takayama Kentei (fl. ca. 1761-1764) --
Hayashi Shihei (1738-1793) --
Tomida Dairai (fl. ca. 1800) --
Adachi Masahiro (fl. ca. 1780-1800) --
Hoshino Tsunetomi (fl. ca. 1815) --
Hirayama Heigen (1759-1828) --
Sato Nobuhiro (1773-1850) --
Saito Totsudo (1797-1865).
Responsibility: translated and edited by Thomas Cleary.

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"Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight. Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training the Samurai Mindgives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals. The writings deal with a broad range of subjects--from military strategy and political science, to personal discipline and character development. Cleary introduces each piece, putting it into historical context, and presents biographical information about the authors. This is an essential read for anyone interested in military history and samurai history, and for martial artists who want to understand strategy"--Publisher's description.

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