Osaka 1615: The Last Battle Of The Samurai by Stephen TurnbullOsaka 1615: The Last Battle Of The Samurai by Stephen Turnbull

Osaka 1615: The Last Battle Of The Samurai

byStephen TurnbullIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | June 27, 2006

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Osprey's exploration of the complex background of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), as well as of the battle experiences of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the conflict that led to the eventual triumph of one dynasty over another. In 1614, Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with double circuits of walls, 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, loyal to their master: the head of the Toyotomi clan, Toyotomi Hideyori. The castle was seemingly impenetrable, however the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was determined to destroy this one last threat to his position as Japan's ultimate ruler.
Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his work on Japanese religious history. 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 Fe...
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Title:Osaka 1615: The Last Battle Of The SamuraiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.71 × 7.23 × 0.2 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841769606

ISBN - 13:9781841769608

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index