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The Samurai

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Samurai by Anthony J. Bryant

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Osprey's examination of Japan's Samurai warriors of the medieval period. Perhaps the greatest warriors in history, the Samurai were a product of a social system totally geared to war. The Samurai became expert in fighting both on horseback and on the ground. Their way of life was dictated by the code of Bushido or 'way of the warrior' and clad in their magnificent, multi-coloured armour they were perfectly suited to the violent clan and dynastic warfare that dominated medieval Japan as the most powerful families vied for supremacy. In this title Anthony J Bryant presents a fascinating overview of these truly elite warriors."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850458978
ISBN-10: 0850458978
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-May-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Describes the weapons, armour, uniforms and insignia of Japanese Samurai warriors from 1550 to 1600, and includes contemporary illustrations and new full-colour plates.

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Author Biography - Anthony J. Bryant

Anthony Bryant is a historian specialising in medieval Japanese history. He graduated from Florida State University in 1983 with a degree in Japanese Area studies. He lived for some time in Tokyo and is a member of the Japan Armour and Weapons Research and Preservation Society. He has published numerous articles on the subject of Japanese arms and is the author of two books on the Samurai, in the Osprey Elite series.

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