By Stephen Turnbull
Courageous, invincible warriors, scuffling with sword in hand opposed to overwhelming odds. these have been the Samurai. during this complete, captivating, illustration-filled examine their heritage, personalities, ideas, gown, and crusade you'll locate each element in their armor and weaponry, in addition to info at the Samurai army's improvement, its association, and the fighters' feudal legal responsibility. stick with the evolution of the sword and polearms, plus, the know-how and deployment of explosives. Take a peek into fort lifestyles and the rituals of conflict. Case stories, frequently in response to modern chronicles, diaries and authentic documents, concentration in at the most vital invasions and strive against events from 940 to 1638, and spiritual traditions. a whole diversity of maps chart wartime adjustments. 320 pages, a hundred seventy five b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10.
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