Samurai by Stephen Turnball


byStephen Turnball

Hardcover | December 5, 2013

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So you think you’d like to be a samurai?

It’s 1615 and the samurai, Japan’s elite fighting class, are at the zenith of their powers. Trained in every manner of combat, from sword fighting and archery to karate and jujitsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor’s last line of defense against the lewd and sordid barbarians of Japan and beyond.

This handy manual tells you everything you need to know about maintaining the honor of the samurai class both on and off the battlefield.

• How to master the Way of the Warrior
• Whom you should kill, and what to do with the heads afterward
• What the cultured samurai does between battles
• How to storm or lay siege to a castle
• How to conduct a tea ceremony with Zen-like composure
• How to prepare for entry into the White Jade Pavilion after your death

About The Author

Stephen Turnbull is Lecturer on Japanese religion at Leeds University and also holds the post of Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan. His seventy published books include The Samurai: A Military History and Samurai: The World of the Warrior.

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Title:SamuraiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.1 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:December 5, 2013Publisher:Thames And HudsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500251886

ISBN - 13:9780500251881

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