Japanese Castles 1540–1640 cover
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The landscape of 16th- and 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful 'daimyo' of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus for many of the great sieges of Japanese history: Nagashino (1575), Kitanosho (1583), Odawara (1590), Fushimi (1600), Osaka (1615) and Hara (1638), the last of the battles that brought an end to a period of intense civil war. This title traces their development from the earliest timber stockades to the immense structures that dominated the great centres of Osaka and Edo.

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Published Apr 20 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841764290
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 31 b/w; 26 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 5
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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