Osaka 1615

The last battle of the samurai

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Osaka 1615

The last battle of the samurai

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In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy this remaining threat to the Tokuwaga ruling dynasty. This book explores the bitter struggle of the Summer and Winter campaigns, which eventually saw the last great clash of the samurai and defined the balance of power in Japan for years to come.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 01 Jun 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769608
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 6 b/w; 77 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 170
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Richard Hook

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