Samurai

Samurai

The Japanese Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual

  1. Stephen Turnbull
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  • ISBN 9780500251881
  • 19.80 x 12.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 192pp
  • 126 Illustrations, 15 in colour
  • First published 2012
‘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


You want to be a SAMURAI?

It is 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 ju-jutsu, the samurai warrior is the emperor’s last line of defence against the barbarians of Japan and beyond. Take up your sword, young samurai!

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

Written by a leading authority on Japan and Samurai culture and combining the latest research with contemporary lives, descriptions and reconstructions, this bookprovides a dramatic picture of what it was really like to be a SAMURAI.

Learn ...
• How to master the Way Of The Warrior
• Whom you should kill, and what to do with their heads afterwards
• 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
• What you will need to command and maintain an army
• How to prepare for entry into the White Jade Pavilion after your death


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