Samurai Commanders (2): 1577-1638 by Stephen TurnbullSamurai Commanders (2): 1577-1638 by Stephen Turnbull

Samurai Commanders (2): 1577-1638

byStephen TurnbullIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | August 10, 2005

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This second volume about Japan's samurai commanders covers the generals of the later years of the Age of the Warring States (Sengoku period), a period when only the most able leaders survived. This was a time when the prowess of a commander was measured as much by his strategic and organizational abilities as by his individual fighting skills and he was expected to give as great a show of strength in the council chamber as on the battlefield. This book discusses the lives, battles and wider roles of talented commanders such as Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi - great men who stood out prominently due to their elaborate suits of armour and helmets, their stunning personal heraldry and their great armies.
Stephen Turnbull took his first degree at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from Leeds University for his research into 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 Resea...
Title:Samurai Commanders (2): 1577-1638Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.7 × 7.22 × 0.11 inPublished:August 10, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841767441

ISBN - 13:9781841767444

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The role of the samurai commander · Arms and armour · The commander in battle · The environment of the commander · Great commanders · Index