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Bound by a strict code of honor and driven by a fierce sense of loyalty, the elite fighting class of medieval Japan, the samurai were some of the most feared and respected warriors of all time. In this book, Stephen Turnbull exposes the vibrant and exciting world of the samurai and reveals an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed as much through art and poetry as through violence.

Few countries have a warrior tradition as ancient and exciting as that of Japan—and it is embodied by one powerful and romantic figure: the loyal, self-sacrificing samurai. Exalted in stories, painting, and film, he was the valiant lone swordsman in battle, the ultimate individual combatant, but also a lover of beauty and nature. And for over 700 years, the samurai—whose name means "those who serve"—ruled Japan, struggling to protect the country from foreign influences. Their history and that of the nation are inseparably intertwined, and both unfold with the help of some 300 line drawings, photographs, and maps. Follow their rise between the 9th and 11th centuries A.D., their participation in over 600 years of civil war, and their role shift from knights on horseback to peacemaking administrators. Understand bushido, the complex code of conduct they lived by, and finally their decline and disappearance. A thrilling saga of an ever-fascinating warrior tribe.

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About the author
Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan. His books are mainly on Japanese and Mongolian subjects. He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Religions. He has also written a number of books on other medieval topics.

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Автор Stephen Turnbull
Страници 208
Корица твърда
Език английски
Година 2019
Дата на получаване 21.11.2023 г.
Издателство Osprey
ID на книга 56664042
ISBN 9781472840424
Категории Книги на английски език
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