The Gempei War 1180–85

The Great Samurai Civil War

The Gempei War 1180–85 cover

The Gempei War 1180–85

The Great Samurai Civil War

Description

Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai.
Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would the result of a war in Japan be quite so dramatic. Fought to gain control over the emperor it would end with imperial power being totally eclipsed in favour of the military might of the samurai class and the establishment of the position of Shogun – Japan's military dictator. Turnbull examines the events of the five-year long conflict, revealing the changes that the war inflicted on Japanese culture and the establishment of many of the traditions of the samurai.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published Jul 28 2016
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472813862
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 82 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 297
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Stephen Turnbull

Stephen Turnbull is widely recognised as the world…

Illustrator

Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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