The Samurai Sourcebook

The Samurai Sourcebook

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Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Those were the Samurai. In this comprehensive, enthralling, illustration-filled look at their history, personalities, strategies, costume, and campaign you'll find every detail of their armor and weaponry, as well as information on the Samurai army's development, its organization, and the fighters' feudal obligation. Follow the evolution of the sword and polearms, plus, the technology and deployment of explosives. Take a peek into castle life and the rituals of battle. Case studies, often based on contemporary chronicles, diaries and official records, focus in on the most important invasions and combat situations from 940 to 1638, and religious traditions. A full range of maps chart wartime changes. 320 pages, 175 b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10.

Brave, invincible warriors, fighting sword in hand against overwhelming odds. Those were the Samurai. In this the most comprehensive, enthralling look at their history, personalities, strategies, costume, and battles you’ll find every detail of their armor and weaponry, as well as the Samurai army’s development, its organization, and the fighters’ feudal obligation. Case studies focus in on the most important invasions and combat situation, as well as their religious traditions. A full range of maps chart wartime changes.


Publisher: Cassell, 2000
ISBN: 9781854095237
1854095234
Characteristics: 320

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