By Stephen Turnbull
Courageous, invincible warriors, scuffling with sword in hand opposed to overwhelming odds. these have been the Samurai. during this finished, mesmerizing, illustration-filled examine their historical past, personalities, thoughts, gown, and crusade you'll locate each aspect in their armor and weaponry, in addition to info at the Samurai army's improvement, its association, and the fighters' feudal legal responsibility. persist with the evolution of the sword and polearms, plus, the know-how and deployment of explosives. Take a peek into fortress existence and the rituals of conflict. Case stories, frequently according to modern chronicles, diaries and respectable documents, concentration in at the most crucial invasions and wrestle occasions from 940 to 1638, and spiritual traditions. a whole diversity of maps chart wartime adjustments. 320 pages, one hundred seventy five b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10.
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The Samurai Sourcebook by Stephen Turnbull