The Samurai

The annual rice stipend ensured for the samurai a fixed income in a world of inflating prices. As early as 1630 the increased expenditure entailed by living in Edo for periodic guard and other duties was leading to financial ...

The Samurai

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615.

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The Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Ben Hubbard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-02 - Publisher: The History Press

The true nature of the samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the west. From their inauspicious beginnings as barbarian-subduing soldiers, the samurai lived according to a code known as bushido, or ‘Way of the Warrior’. Bushido advocated loyalty, honour, pride and fearlessness in combat.
The Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Stephen Turnbull
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-17 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's
The Samurai Swordsman
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Stephen Turnbull
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-20 - Publisher: Frontline Books

Samurai tells the story of the courageous and highly disciplined fighting men of this time, showing how they evolved from the primitive fighters of the seventh century into an invincible military caste with a fearsome reputation. In the early seventh century, the samurai rose to prominence during the struggles between
The Samurai Cartoon Armies!
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: F.J. Guil Grund
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-10 - Publisher: BOD GmbH DE

Fran Guil returns with a new visual and informative work. This time we travel to Sengoku-jidai Japan, the Country at War (16th century), where they fight day in and day out. The samurai are at their peak, but are these famous warriors really what we think they are? Are they
Japan in the Days of the Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Virginia Schomp
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.