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The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world of the samurai warrior is revealed to be one of great richness, with familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword being seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence.

Product details

Published Aug 25 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 192
ISBN 9781472813732
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 90 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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