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Samurai Invasion

£19.99

Product description

By the end of the sixteenth century the Samurai, Japanese warrior-nobles, had taken total control of their domestic territory. Their unforgiving militarism needed a new foe to conquer: the target was China, the route to victory through Korea. But the Koreans were no pushover. It was a hard fought and, in the end, an unsuccessful campaign, the only time in their 1,500 year history that the Samurai had attacked another country. The Koreans drove them off. Retribution was inevitable. The Samurai returned in 1597 to wreak vengeance and terrible, wanton havoc on the Koreans in a war of unbelievable savagery.This book is the most complete account of those two invasions yet written, researched from forgotten archives in Japan and Korea and written by the world's most acclaimed historian of the Samurai period, the English Oriental specialist Dr Stephen Turnbull. This is a book that all followers of Samurai history will not be able to resist. It fabulously includes extracts from contemporary Japanese field diaries not seen even in Japan for over 400 years.
The unclipped dustjacket is in very good condition. The hardback cover is in very good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. A very nice copy!
Copyright/first published 2002.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Stephen Turnbull
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 25.3 x 2.1 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304359483
ISBN-13:
9780304359486
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Cassell
Title:
Samurai Invasion

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By the end of the sixteenth century the Samurai, Japanese warrior-nobles, had taken total control of their domestic territory. Their unforgiving militarism needed a new foe to conquer: the target was China, the route to victory through Korea. But the Koreans were no pushover. It was a hard fought and, in the end, an unsuccessful campaign, the only time in their 1,500 year history that the Samurai had attacked another country. The Koreans drove them off. Retribution was inevitable. The Samurai returned in 1597 to wreak vengeance and terrible, wanton havoc on the Koreans in a war of unbelievable savagery.This book is the most complete account of those two invasions yet written, researched from forgotten archives in Japan and Korea and written by the world's most acclaimed historian of the Samurai period, the English Oriental specialist Dr Stephen Turnbull. This is a book that all followers of Samurai history will not be able to resist. It fabulously includes extracts from contemporary Japanese field diaries not seen even in Japan for over 400 years.
The unclipped dustjacket is in very good condition. The hardback cover is in very good condition. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. A very nice copy!
Copyright/first published 2002.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Stephen Turnbull
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 25.3 x 2.1 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0304359483
ISBN-13:
9780304359486
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Cassell
Title:
Samurai Invasion

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