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Table of Contents

I. Japan Today; II. From Samurai to Samurai Warrior; III. Armour, Weapons & Costume; IV. The Martial Arts; V. A Harmonious Realm of Peace; VI. The Land of the Gods; VII. The Cultivated Samurai; VIII. The Samurai as Military Commander; IX. The Samurai on the Battlefield; X. Castles & Sieges; XI. After the Battle; XII Old Age & Death

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This book paints a dramatic picture of what it was really like to be a Samurai

About the Author

Stephen Turnbull is Lecturer on Japanese Religion at Leeds University and Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at Akita International University in Japan. He is the author of many other books on Japan and samurai warriors.


'All you need to know about maintaining the honour of the Samurai class both on and off the battlefield' - Military History Monthly
'Brimming with lots of interesting facts ... very informative and fun ... well written by an obvious expert who clearly knows his stuff and how to get it across to a teenage audience' - School Librarian

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