Samurai Commanders (2)

1577–1638

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Samurai Commanders (2)

1577–1638

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This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he was expected to give as great a show of strength in the council chamber as on the battlefield. This book discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of talented commanders such as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - great men who stood out prominently due to their elaborate suits of armour and helmets, their stunning personal heraldry and their great armies.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The role of the samurai commander · Arms and armour · The commander in battle · The environment of the commander · Great commanders · Index

Product details

Published Aug 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767444
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 128
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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