Samurai

The Japanese Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual
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I. Japan Today; II. From Samurai to Samurai Warrior; III. Armour, Weapons & Costume; IV. The Martial Arts; V. A Harmonious Realm of Peace; VI. The Land of the Gods; VII. The Cultivated Samurai; VIII. The Samurai as Military Commander; IX. The Samurai on the Battlefield; X. Castles & Sieges; XI. After the Battle; XII Old Age & Death
Young samurai, do you wish to obtain the martial skills to master the Way of the Warrior? The strategic know-how to lay siege to a castle? The Zenlike composure to conduct a tea ceremony? This witty, informative and unique guide to the samurai class of early modern Japan is presented in the guise of a training manual written by a fictional samurai lord. Written by Stephen Turnbull, one of the world's leading authorities on samurai, it offers lively and engaging coverage of every aspect of early 17th-century Japanese warrior culture, from training and armour to how to perform on the battlefield, from Japanese religion to how to attain entrance to the White Jade Pavilion when your warrior days are over. Wise quotes from Japanese sources of the time enliven the text, while colour images and 100 historic wood-block-style prints provide a step-by-step guide to becoming and being a samurai.
Autor: Stephen Turnbull
Stephen Turnbull is a writer and historian, specializing in military history, particularly of Japan and East Asia. He is Honorary Lecturer in Japanese Religion at Leeds University and Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan. He is the author of over seventy books, including Samurai: The Japanese Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (2012), published by Thames & Hudson.

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Autor: Stephen Turnbull
ISBN-13 :: 9780500251881
ISBN: 0500251886
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.02.2012
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Gewicht: 444g
Seiten: 192
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 206x177x23 mm, 111 Illustrations, black and white; 15 Illustrations, color
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