Samurai 1550-1600 by Anthony J BryantSamurai 1550-1600 by Anthony J Bryant

Samurai 1550-1600

byAnthony J BryantIllustratorAngus Mcbride

Paperback | May 26, 1994

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This title details the culture, weapons, armour and training of the elite samurai warrior class in the fascinating Age of Battles period (1550-1600). This was a period of vital importance not only because of the political effects of the chaos but also due to the changes in warfare that occurred. In 1542 the Portuguese introduced the matchlock musket into Japanese warfare, and this book traces the effect that this important innovation had on the samurai. Life outside the field of battle is also examined, making this an unmissable book for those interested in this brave warrior caste.
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 Japan...
Title:Samurai 1550-1600Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.9 × 7.22 × 0.17 inPublished:May 26, 1994Publisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855323451

ISBN - 13:9781855323452

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Table of Contents

Sengoku Jidai · The Way of the Samurai · Training · On Campaign · Armour · Armour Construction · Weapons · Museums and Collections · Glossary · Further Reading