9781841769516

Samurai The World of the Warrior

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    9781841769516

  • ISBN10:

    1841769517

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-06-27
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

Using themed chapters, this book studies the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them.

Author Biography

Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his work on Japanese religious history. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the Far East and also runs a well-used picture library. His work has been recognised by the awarding of the Canon Prize of the British Association for Japanese Studies and a Japan Festival Literary Award. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.


From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Samurai
The World of the Warrior
The samurai in a nutshell
7(20)
The genuine articles
27(20)
A passion for ancestors
47(24)
The samurai way of death
71(24)
Weapons of mass destruction
95(20)
Shields of stone
115(28)
Samurai with a pinch of salt
143(24)
The White Tigers
167(24)
Last of the samurai
191(16)
Epilogue The paradox of tranquility 207(8)
Glossary 215(2)
Bibliography 217(3)
Index 220

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