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Samurai
By Stephen Turnbull

Samurai

The World of the Warrior

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Samurai by Stephen Turnbull

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The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery to the general reader. In this paperback edition, 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. This book explores the samurai within the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, Turnbull illuminates the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them - relationships that are shown to persist in Japan even today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841769516
ISBN-10: 1841769517
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 193mm x 19mm)
Pages: 122
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Stephen Turnbull

Samurai in 100 Objects by Stephen Turnbull Samurai in 100 Objects, Paperback (November 2016)

The fascinating world of the samurai as seen through arms and armour, places and images.

Samurai by Stephen Turnbull Samurai, Hardback (August 2016)

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 remained a mystery. In this book, the author, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were.

Gempei War 1180-85 by Stephen Turnbull Gempei War 1180-85, Paperback (July 2016)

An illustrated account of The Gempei War - a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai. It examines the events of the five-year long conflict, revealing the changes that the war inflicted on Japanese culture and the establishment of many of the traditions of the samurai.

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Author Biography - Stephen Turnbull

Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his work on Japanese religious history. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the Far East and also runs a well-used picture library. His work has been recognised by the awarding of the Canon Prize of the British Association for Japanese Studies and a Japan Festival Literary Award. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.From the Hardcover edition.

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