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The Five Rings Miyamoto Musashi's Art of Strategy



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This is the Illus. edition with a publication date of 5/1/2012.

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  • The Book of Five Rings The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy
    The Book of Five Rings The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy


This new title in the Art of Wisdom series is a luxuriously illustrated edition of the ultimate Japanese warrior classic. Written by the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto, The Five Rings(c.1645) is more than just a manual on sword-fighting techniques: its Zen philosophy offers tactics and strategies as relevant to personal success today as they were to 17th-century samurai. The Five Ringsspeaks to every age about the essential roles of harmony and self-mastery in our lives. In addition to The Five Rings, this beautiful volume includes two additional short texts by Miyamoto: The Art of Swordsmanshipand The Way of Self-Reliance.

Author Biography

Musashi Miyamoto (c.1584-1645) was a duelist and renowned warrior who fought his first duel at the age of 13 and was never defeated. He wrote The Five Rings in a cave during the last years of his life.

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