A Brief History Of The Samurai

Author: Jonathan Clements
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  • : $9.99(NZD)
  • : 9781845299477
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Robinson Publishing
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  • : March 2010
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : English
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From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was finally demolished in the advent of the mechanized world.

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A superb insight into the history of the Samurai

Author description

Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of Empress Wu, Admiral Togo, the statesman Prince Saionji and Coxinga, the Japanese-born 'pirate king'. He divides his time between London, England and Jyvaskyla, Finland, and his website is www.muramasaindustries.com.