Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)

Japan and Korea AD 612–1639

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Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)

Japan and Korea AD 612–1639

Description

Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship: the legendary turtle ship, which is described for the first time in full technical detail in this book.

Product details

Published 20 Jun 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781782000433
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 17 b/w; 24 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 63
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Illustrator

Wayne Reynolds

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