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The Book of Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan

£9.99

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"Few countries have a warrior tradition as long and exciting as that of Japan. It is a tradition found particularly in the person of the romantic, loyal and self-sacrificing knight of old Japan - the samurai. He is the valiant lone swordsman, the ultimate individual warrior. He is the aesthete, appreciating the beauty of the cherry blossom, seeing in its brief career his own short but glorious life. He is the commander of the host on the battlefield, the keeper of the peace, the aristocratic administrator and the avenger of his master. Yet he is also a member of a class that ruled Japan for nearly 700 years, a class whose members fought both for control of the country and to keep Japan free from foreign influence. The history of the samurai is an integral part of the history of Japan. In this book, Stephen Turnbull describes the development and decline of the great military tradition. It is illustrated with some 300 line drawings, photographs and maps."

Book in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Turnbull, S. T.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Magna Books

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"Few countries have a warrior tradition as long and exciting as that of Japan. It is a tradition found particularly in the person of the romantic, loyal and self-sacrificing knight of old Japan - the samurai. He is the valiant lone swordsman, the ultimate individual warrior. He is the aesthete, appreciating the beauty of the cherry blossom, seeing in its brief career his own short but glorious life. He is the commander of the host on the battlefield, the keeper of the peace, the aristocratic administrator and the avenger of his master. Yet he is also a member of a class that ruled Japan for nearly 700 years, a class whose members fought both for control of the country and to keep Japan free from foreign influence. The history of the samurai is an integral part of the history of Japan. In this book, Stephen Turnbull describes the development and decline of the great military tradition. It is illustrated with some 300 line drawings, photographs and maps."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Turnbull, S. T.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Magna Books

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