Title: Samurai: The World of the Warrior
Book Condition: Used - Like New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Osprey Publishing October 2003
1841767409 / 9781841767406
Seller ID: 109059
Book in New condition; jacket's front top edge is curled slightly.
An Eighth Day View:
The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery to the general reader. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. Familiar topics such as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword are seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, the book studies the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them - relationships that are shown to persist in Japan even today.